The first official image from Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest film Southpaw has landed online showing an unrecognisable Gyllenhaal as boxer Billy Hope.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua Southpaw follows Gyllenhaal as the left-handed fighter who despite winning a big title, must battle hard to re-build his relationship with his daughter after a tragedy hits him hard.
Gyllenhaal apparently stacked on fifteen pounds of muscle for the role, and it’s clear to see why he is surely an Oscar contender next year.
After appearing as the gaunt and troubled video journalist in Nightcrawler he has done what Christian Bale did and dump on massive amounts of muscle for his next role. We have to say looking at the image above we’re suitable impressed.
Southpaw co-stars Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris and Forrest Whitaker, and is expected to open next year, with a release date to be confirmed.