Punching its way into theatres this weekend is the Jake Gyllenhaal-led Southpaw, which comes to us from director Antoine Fuqua.
Revolving around a down on his luck boxer who’s looking to get his life back on track, the film features a career best performance from Gyllenhaal and makes a serious case for his name to be in consideration for awards contention later this year.
Last week during Southpaw‘s Toronto press day, we sat down with Gyllenhaal to discuss his newest role. The actor spoke about his take on the boxing genre, how he brought intensity to his role, working with professional fighters and much more.
Check out what Gyllenhaal had to say in the video above and be sure to catch Southpaw as it’s now playing in theatres.