Jake Gyllenhaal’s Boxing Drama ‘Southpaw’ Set for July 31

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s boxing drama “Southpaw” has been set for a July 31 release in the U.S. by the Weinstein Co.

“Southpaw” is directed by Antoine Fuqua from a script by “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter and “The Equalizer” writer Richard Wenk. The story centers on a left-handed champ whose life is sent into a downward spiral by an accident until he receives help from a washed-up former boxer, played by Forest Whitaker.

The project had been in development at DreamWorks starring Eminem before winding up at TWC.

Producers are Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Alan Riche and Peter Riche. Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz also star.

“Southpaw” is the third title to land on July 31 along with Warner Bros.’ “Point Break” remake and Focus’ sci-fier “Selfless,” starring Ryan Reynolds.

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