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“Southpaw” Teaser Poster

April 22nd, 2015

Yahoo exclusively released the first teaser poster for “Southpaw“. It features a close-up of Jake as Billy Hope and also features a nice article on how he prepared for the role. The movie is directed by Antoine Fuqua and also stars Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker and will be released on July 24, 2015 in the U.S. and U.K.

Gyllenhaal trained for six months before filming even began last June in Pittsburgh, PA. As Claybon recalls, Gyllenhaal was nowhere near fighting shape when he started training. First off, he was still fairly thin following his well-documented 30-pound weight loss for last year’s crime drama Nightcrawler. For Southpaw, Claybon confirms that Gyllenhaal returned to his normal weight and then gained 15 pounds of pure muscle.

Secondly, the actor didn’t know much about boxing. “I was blown away over how much work I had to do because of his rhythm, coordination, and timing,” the Los Angeles-based trainer recalls of the first time he saw the actor shadowbox, adding with a laugh that it appeared he’d received some bad coaching prior to their first meeting. After a week though, Gyllenhaal’s sheer determination shined through. “Every day, he was eager to learn more and more about the sport,” says Claybon.

Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller and Guillermo del Toro have joined the Cannes Film Festival jury, which is being presided over by filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen.

Cannes organizers also announced on Tuesday that Spanish actress Rossy de Palma, Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan, French actress Sophie Marceau and composer Rokia Traoré round out the jury made up of what the festival release called “nine distinctive voices,” each of whom have the same voting rights.

The four women and five men will be tasked with judging the films in the Main Competition selection. They will decide upon prize winners in a number of categories, culminating in the biggest honor of the festival, the Palme d’or, which will be announced during the Festival Closing Ceremony on May 24.

The French film festival, which will open with a film directed by a woman for the second time in its long history, runs between May 13 and May 24.

This year’s festival will also be the first to feature a pair of jury presidents, rather than a single jury chief.

Source: The Wrap

The Drama League, America’s oldest theater awards-dispensing organization, is comprised of thousands of members who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Its 81st awards ceremony will take place on May 15 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square and just announced the nominees.

Constallations received a nomination on Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play, and Jake received a nomination for Distinguished Performance Award (this one having in the same category names as Bradley Cooper, Helen Mirren, Ewan McGregor and Elisabeth Moss, among others.) One winner is selected from this category and the recipient can only receive this award once during his or her career.

Congratulations, Jake!

Variety is reporting that Jake joined the three-performance concert revival of Little Shop of Horrors, the Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s 1982 pulp-scifi musical.

He will play the nerdy, lovestruck florist Seymour, and will be joined by Chuck Cooper as the increasingly insatiable plant (“Feed me!”) and Saturday Night Live‘s Tarran Killam as the psycho-dentist boyfriend of previously announced star Ellen Greene, who reprises the role of ingenue Audrey after creating the part in the original Off Broadway production and playing the character again in the 1986 movie adaptation. . The show is presented as part of New York City Center’s “Encores! Off-Center” summer series.

Directed by Dick Scanlan (book writer of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”) and choreographed by Patricia Wilcox, “Little Shop of Horrors” is runs July 1-2.

New ‘Southpaw’ Image

April 10th, 2015

USA Today released today a new image for Southpaw, as part of their ‘Summer Movie preview’ special. You can see the large quality in our gallery.

The current Entertainment Weekly (April 17) issue is dedicated to Summer movies previews and, of course, Southpaw is featured, with a brand new image of Jake and Rachel McAdams.

Kurt Sutter originally wrote the script for Eminem as an unnoficial follow-up to 8 Mile. After the rapper dropped out to focus on music, Fuqua had a hunch that Jake Gyllenhaal could play a dad out of his depth. But cold he fight?
Once he got the role, his first stop was the gym. Gyllenhaal trained twice daily for four months and completely transformed humsenf into the ripped, tatted brawler. Appearance wasn’t his main concern, though. “You can’t play a boxer and just look like a boxer,” says the actor. “You have to believe that you can exist in that world.”

Check the full scan added in our gallery. Southpaw opens on July 24.

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