Jake Gyllenhaal trailer for ‘Southpaw’ released (video)

Phil Jay 27/03/2015

The trailer has been released for the upcoming boxing flick ‘Southpaw’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Originally supposed to star rapper Eminem, the film focuses on light heavyweight brawler Billy Hope and his struggles following a family tragedy. 

Gyllenhaal, known for starring in ‘Source Code,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and ‘Donnie Darko’ among other hit movies, got himself in tremendous shape for the role with a punishing training regime and certaiinly looks the part.

The movie was directed by ‘Training Day’ director Antoine Fuqua and also stars Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Rachael McAdams, Rita Ora and promoter 50 Cent.

Watch the official trailer above. ‘Southpaw’ is set to open on July 31 this year.