• 2015
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Forest Whitaker, Rita Ora, 50 Cent
  • UK release: 24 July 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Billy Hope, a once successful boxer trying to get his life back on track and his daughter out of child protection services.

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22 Jul 20153 stars

Predictable drama that still packs a punch thanks to star Jake Gyllenhaal

This manly melodrama actually begins where most ‘uplifting’ sport-as-a-metaphor-for-life weepies climax – with the hero’s hard-won triumph over adversity. Lefty pugilist Billy Hope (yes, be assured there is plenty of play on that name), brought to…

Rita Ora: Gyllenhaal helped me on Southpaw

17 Mar 2015

Film gossip

Rita Ora says Jake Gyllenhaal made it "very easy" for her to act with him in upcoming film 'Southpaw'. The singer has a role in the boxing drama and she admits Jake - who plays pugilist Billy Hope - was very helpful on set and gave her lots of advice…

Rita Ora dubbed 'sensational' by Hollywood big wig

7 Nov 2014

Film gossip

Harvey Wenstein has dubbed "sensational" Rita Ora his "biggest discovery". The Hollywood veteran - who produced the Academy Award-winning film 'Shakespeare in Love' - has given the 23-year-old 'Hot Right Now' singer his seal of approval after they…

50 Cent joins Southpaw

27 Jun 2014

Film gossip

50 Cent has joined the cast of 'Southpaw'. The 'Candy Shop' rapper will star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o and Rachel McAdams in the boxing movie, in which he will play a promoter who is part of Gyllenhaal's central…

Jake Gyllenhaal to star in Southpaw?

4 Nov 2013

Film gossip

Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to join 'Southpaw'. The 32-year-old actor is in negotiations to replace Eminem as the lead in the boxing drama directed by Antoine Fuqua, according to The Wrap. If Gyllenhaal accepts the role offer, he will play a left-handed…

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