Hot dayum, Jake Gyllenhaal!
The Gyllen-yum is back in Prince of Persia territory, shape-wise, to play Billy “The Great” Hope, a left-handed junior middle weight champ who loses it all in a personal tragedy and then is forced to fight his way to redemption, in Southpaw.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the film was written by Kurt Sutter (FX’s Sons of Anarchy) and is due out for release next year.
Jakey-bear reportedly packed on 15 lbs. of muscle for the part, so, you know...Awards Bait Alert!