Jake Gyllenhaal – Southpaw Synopsis

A new synopsis for Southpaw, Jake’s new film about to be shot in Pennsylvania, has been released:

“Cocky, aggressive, volatile middleweight champion Billy Hope (Mr. Gyllenhaal) fully expects to ride out his career with his massive winnings, adoring fans, beloved wife, Maureen, and their 10-year-old daughter, Leila.

When Billy’s temper triggers a fight and then a shootout that leaves Maureen dead, Billy finds his life spiraling out of control. After he loses his house, money and then, Leila, to a group foster home, he begins to find his way back to some kind of balance with the help of amateur trainer Titus “Tick” Willis.

Tick has his own demons but he proves to be the perfect trainer to make Billy a better fighter, man and father. Forest Whitaker has been rumored for Tick but no casting for the role has been confirmed.” 

Remember that you can still try to be an extra.


A propos of this, for those of you who want to know more about James Baldwin’s life and writing, don’t miss this amazing article from The New Yorker I’ve just found. 

Last but not least, not sure if this is a new interview (I doubt it) but if there’s someone out there willing to translate from Dutch they’re welcome to share. Thank you!


I kind of like this caricature.

Color Caricature by Marzio Mariani - Digital painting

Color Caricature by Marzio Mariani – Digital painting


5 thoughts on “Jake Gyllenhaal – Southpaw Synopsis

  1. Well… I’m Dutch! Where did you find that interview? Great find! 🙂

    Nothing new in it, though. It seems they’ve collected all sorts of quotes from the internet and put them together, along with some new quotes from The Jake himself.
    They even made a mistake in saying he won the Oscar for Brokeback Mountain, which, as we all know, isn’t the case. Unfortunately.
    The quotes… it’s all there: Paul Newman, the gay rumours, his experiences in filming End of Watch – like I said: nothing new. They seem to like him though, calling him ‘down to earth’ and ‘nice’.

  2. Lucky guy!

    chris michael nelson ‏@chrisnelson44 26m
    So Jake Gyllenhaal might be using my apartment at IUP as his for the new movie southpaw… Not sure how that came about

  3. Hey GC! Thanks for sharing the synopsis of Southpaw. It’s about what I had expected – Jake’s character loses everything, including his wife, and then has to find his way back for his daughter’s sake. I know it will be a very good story because The J has high standards… It will be interesting to see him in the role of a father, something we haven’t seen since Zodiac. In the meantime, I am anxiously waiting for a release date for Nightcrawler, another very good story I am sure!

    • His role as a father is what will drag me to a theater to see this film. Not the boxing part cause I really dislike this sport. I hope the father/daughter relationship will be pivotal.

      I’m very much looking forward to Nightcrawler and just like you I’m anxiously waiting for a release date.

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