Trailer Spotlight: Southpaw

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The first trailer for the film Southpaw was released back in March. So Were a little late to the party, but over the weekend I attended a few different movies and saw the trailer pop up again so I figured better late than never. The trailer heavily features Jake Gyllenhaal, as the lead character Billy Hope. Coming off of an unbelievable performance in Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal beefs up big time to play the champion boxer in a film that looks eerily similar to the Rocky franchise. While all things coming out of the film ring positive I’m not sure how I feel exactly about the trailer.

It just seems like it’s tipping it’s hand a little too much. The entire plot has been stuffed into this two and a half minute preview, likely leaving little to be discovered in the actual movie. That being said this looks like a performance vehicle. Gyllenhaal looks great and the supporting cast is quite talented, Forest Whitaker and Rachel McAdams are always a pleasure. Southpaw looks to pack a huge punch, and while the trailer takes in on the chin in my opinion, it’s still a movie I am very excited for.

Here is a synopsis for film which is set to release July 31st this year and is starring: Jake Gyllenhaal. Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Tyrese Gibson, Curtis Jackson and Naomi Harris.

“Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting…one fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy and a desperate need for love, money and fame. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. His days now an endless haze of alcohol and prescription drugs, his daughter taken by Child Services and his home repossessed by the bank, Billy’s fate is all but sealed until a washed up former boxer named Tick agrees to take the bereaved pugilist under his wing so long as he agrees to his strict ethos. Relentless and utterly committed to a fighter that thinks as much as he throws punches, Tick rebuilds Billy into a new man: one that is agile, fearsome and uncompromising in the ring while thoughtful, loving and disciplined outside of it. Now, as he works to regain custody of his daughter and mounts a professional comeback, Billy must face his demons head-on as he learns that, sometimes, your greatest opponent can be yourself.”

What do you guys out in Bro Nation think of the trailer? You excited for Southpaw? Drop a comment and let’s start a discussion.