Jake Gyllenhaal Works On His Uppercut For “Southpaw”

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is now officially set to star in , with Antoine Fuqua at the helm.

The story centers on a boxer on the fast-track to take the world title, who watches his personal and professional life crumble around him as tragedy strikes. Years later, he tries to put the pieces back together and reclaim his place in the fight for the championship. Gyllenhaal will play the boxer.

Fuqua will produce with Alan and Peter Riche.

Gyllenhaal last appeared in “End of Watch” and “Prisoners” and will next be seen in “Enemy” and “Nightcrawler.” He is repped by .

Source: Deadline

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