Jake, his co-star Rachel McAdams and director Antoine Fuqua attended the Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez Fight last week as part of their pre-production research for “Southpaw”. Our friend Lindsey sent us high quality screencaptures of the video footage – which you can watch oh her Rachel website.
Filming of Southpark reportedly started yesterday in Indiana, and also Deadline reported today that Victor Ortiz joined the cast.
The Weinstein Company and director Antoine Fuqua have added a little ring credibility to their boxing pic Southpaw. Former world welterweight champion boxer-turned-actor Victor Ortiz has been added to a cast that has Jake Gyllenhaal starring with Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker. Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter wrote the script. Ortiz signed on to portray Ramone, a flyweight kid from the streets with real sparring potential. The character parallels Ortiz’s own rags-to-riches story of rising from childhood as a foster kid, to brawling his way to the championship belt in 2011.
Production is expected to wrap up in August.