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.
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.