From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") and screenwriter Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy "The Great" Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick's guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.
Jake Gyllenhaal is an Oscar-nominated actor known for his work in films like "Donnie Darko", "Brokeback Mountain", "Prisoners" and "Nightcrawler". His portrayal of the Donnie Darko character, a "sullen" and "schizophrenic" teenager, earned him critical acclaim and made him a cult superhero.
Highly respected actor, producer and director Forest Whitaker is known for films like "Bird", "Ghost Dog" and "The Butler". He won an Academy Award® for his critically acclaimed portrayal of dictator Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland".
Kurt Sutter is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and actor. He is known for his work on the TV series "The Shield" for which he has producing, directing and writing credits. Sutter is also the creator of "Sons of Anarchy" for which he wrote, produced, directed, and played incarcerated club member "Otto Delaney" on the series.
Antoine Fuqua is an American film director, known for his work in the film "Training Day" as well as "The Replacement Killers", "Tears of the Sun", "King Arthur", "Shooter", "Brooklyn's Finest", "Olympus Has Fallen" and "The Equalizer".