Another one of Jake Gyllenhaal‘s most anticipated movies this year is the boxing drama Southpaw from director Antoine Fuqua in which Gyllenhaal plays boxer Billy “The Great” Hope, the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion, However, a tragic accident sends him into a downward spiral. His daughter is taken by Child Services and his home repossessed by the bank until a washed up former boxer named Tick (Forest Whitaker) agrees to take Billy under his wing, rebuilding him into a new man.
Written by Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”), the film co-stars Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, 50 Cent, Clare Foley, Beau Knapp, Oona Laurence and Rita Ora.
Along with the new trailer, we also have Enimem‘s song “Phenomenal” which will be featured in the film. Eminem will exec produce the soundtrack, but even more interesting is the fact he was once tapped to play the lead role, but reportedly dropped out to focus on music.
Southpaw hits theaters on July 31. Check out the new trailer and listen to Eminem’s “Phemonenal” below.