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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Behind the Scenes of SOUTHPAW: Jake Gyllenhaal On How He Got Into the Mindset of a Boxer

Mark my words: Jake Gyllenhaal will get his second Oscar nomination for SOUTHPAW. I hate myself for even saying this because I hate predicting awards, but this particular project looks like it has everything the Academy adores: an actor transformation, underdog tale and drama. The only thing that may prevent the nomination is amnesia; you know how the Oscars love to forget any film that released in theaters prior to November. And SOUTHPAW hits theaters July 24. Oops...

Speaking of transformations, check out this new behind-the-scenes featurette detailing Gyllenhaal's intense workout regime to immerse himself in the role of a middleweight boxing champion, with director Antoine Fuqua getting in the zone right next to him in the ring:


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