Jake Gyllenhaal Bruised and Battered in 'Southpaw' Trailer

The 'Nightcrawler' actor plays a disgraced boxer who is back on the ring to reclaim his glory and fights to reunite with his family.

AceShowbiz - The first trailer for Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama "Southpaw" has landed online. It features %cJake Gyllenhaal% as a reigning Junior Middleweight Champion who is struggling to turn his life around after losing it all and falling from his grace.

Gyllenhaal transforms into a ripped boxer after playing a super skinny Louis "Lou" Bloom in "Nightcrawler". Fuqua told Deadline, "I had him training twice a day in the boxing ring, he did two-a-days seven days a week. I pretty much had him with me and my trainer every day."

"He was training like a fighter," the director added. "I had him sparring, really getting hit. I put him in situations where I wanted to see what he was made of. No one but fighters understand the sacrifice it takes to be a fighter."

The actor is joined by %cRachel McAdams%, %cForest Whitaker%, %cNaomie Harris%, and %c50 Cent% in the cast ensemble. The film is scheduled by The Weinstein Company to make its way out across the country on July 31.

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