The Weinstein Co. has released a new trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Southpaw,” mixing boxing action and family pathos.
The trailer highlights a muscled-up Gyllenhaal, who added 15 pounds for the role, against the backdrop of a family drama. Gyllenhaal plays a boxer whose life is sent into a downward spiral after his wife’s tragic death. His luck turns after he receives help from a washed-up former boxer (Forest Whitaker).
“Southpaw” is directed by Antoine Fuqua from a script by “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter and “The Equalizer” writer Richard Wenk. The project had been in development at DreamWorks with Eminem in the starring role before winding up at TWC. Eminem has contributed to the soundtrack.
Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz also star in the movie, which hits theaters on July 24.