Check Out Jake Gyllenhaal’s Transformation from “Nightcrawler” to “Southpaw”
Deadline exclusively revealed the first image of Jake Gyllenhaal from the Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”)-directed Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”)-scripted “Southpaw.”
Gyllehnhaal has reportedly put on 15 pounds of pure muscle.
Gyllenhaal plays Junior Middleweight Champion Billy “The Great” Hope, a lefty champ who loses everything in a personal tragedy and is forced to fight his way to redemption.
The role was originally supposed to go to famous rapper Eminem (“8 Mile”), but that never materialized.