While the previous two trailers have blended vicious boxing action with some seriously emotional and heavy drama, below we have a TV spot for Southpaw which solely focuses on boxing action.
In thirty seconds we get to see an almost unrecognisable Jake Gyllenhaal batter his opponents, take a beating himself and generally appear like a wild beast looking to destroy anything and everything. It certainly looks like Southpaw is going to be one hell of a boxing film.
The camera work is pretty nifty too!
Southpaw is directed by Antoine Fuqua, and is written by Kurt Sutter and Richard Wenk. Jake Gyllenhaal heads up the cast, which also includes Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Rachel McAdams.
The film punches into cinemas on 31st July.
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 Junior Middleweight 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.