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.