Jake Gyllenhaal to star in 'Southpaw'?

Published: Nov 05, 2013, 06:32 IST | PTI |

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly in talks to replace rapper Eminem in boxing drama 'Southpaw'.

The 32-year-old actor is in negotiations to star as the lead in the boxing drama directed by Antoine Fuqua, reported Contactmusic. 

Jake Gyllenhaal

If Gyllenhaal accepts the role offer, he will play a left-handed prizefighter, who wins a title but suffers a tragedy and is forced to put his life back together in order to earn the respect of his young daughter. The 41-year-old rapper was originally cast in the movie, but he reportedly bowed out after production struggled to get up and running.

Kurt Sutter is penning the script, which is set in a boxing ring, while The Weinstein Company is producing along with Riche Productions. Filming for 'Southpaw' is expected to kick off next year.  

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

loading image
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK