SOUTHPAW Gets A Release Date

It seems these are trying times for the current preproduction of David Ayer's new anti-hero superflick, Suicide Squad as actor Jake Gyllenhaal has since declined to replace Tom Hardy for the role of Rick Flagg among the all-star cast. No need for worry though if boxing dramas are more your speed and you're eager to see the actor in something real soon, because his newest film, Southpaw is on the way, directed by Antoine Fuqua following stellar theatrical run with The Equalizer last September.

Written by Kurt Sutter and Richard Wenk, Gyllenhaal plays Billy Hope, a young, cocky middleweight champion whose promising career and life as a family man are cut short when tragedy strikes, throwing him in a downward spiral with only the help of an amateur trainer with demons of his own, to help him get back on his feet. Much to the film's credit, Gyllenhaal's previous performance in last year's Nightcrawler has gained him some ample recognition which should undoubtedly make Southpaw a contender considering how much the actor immersed himself in this particular role, and if you've seen the photo, it clearly shows.

As such, Deadline is reporting the film's official release now set for July 31, 2015 courtesy of The Weinstein Company. Gyllenhaal will be joined by actor Forest Whitaker and actress Rachel McAdams along with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz co-star. Stay tuned for more info^

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