Pictured above are Jake Gyllenhaal and Antoine Fuqua, star and director of the upcoming boxing drama Southpaw respectively. They were at Mayweather/Pacquiao at the weekend in Las Vegas.
Fellas, I was close to putting 50 on Pacquiao. I thought his volume of combinations would catch Mayweather out. But the guy looked like he was drugged. Manny’s camp say he was denied a shoulder injection pre-fight… Disappointing duel either way. Anyway, here’s some info on Southpaw.
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Written by: Kurt Sutter and Richard Wenk
Produced by: Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Alan Riche, Peter Riche
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, Oona Laurence
Synopsis: From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.