Friday, August 08, 2014

The Social Worker

Confession time: I’ve just discovered FX’s Sons of Anarchy.

Thanks to Netflix, I’m now two seasons in and totally down with Kurt Sutter’s immersive writing and completely engaged by his MCers.

So I’m Team Sutter now.

Which means I cannot wait until Southpaw hits the silver screen.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a left-handed prizefighter who wins a single title but suffers a tragic blow afterward and must then get it together in order to earn back the respect of his young daughter, Southpaw has just called on Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) to play a social worker trying to help Jakey-bear with all his affairs.

From the looks of IMDb, though, this is the part that Lupita Nyongo was set to play. Perhaps the Oscar winner has a conflict with her duties on Star Wars: Episode VII...?

Anyway, Rachel McAdams also will be featured in the film, which Antoine Fuqua’s directing, so this one will still very much a must.


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