SYNOPSIS: Billy “The Great” Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), the reigning light heavyweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a former fighter who trains the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.
To celebrate the upcoming release of the drama SOUTHPAW, VIBE brought the film’s stars, Jake Gyllenhaal and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson for a knockout cover! Gyllenhaal plays Billy “The Great” Hope a reigning light heavyweight champ who is managed by 50’s character. The two discuss The Sweet Science of Life and talk the A-List cast in SOUTHPAW. While Gyllenhaal had to get in tip top shape for his role as a professional boxer, 50’s definitely giving him a run for his money.
Publisher of SONYA’S SPOTLIGHT WEB MAG will give away #SOUTHPAW mini posters and koozies to everyone who purchases a copy of her novel, SHAYLA’S CATCH, on Aug. 8th, 2015 at Medu Bookstore in Greenbriar Mall Atlanta. Come out Saturday, Aug. 8th to Medu Bookstore – 2841 Greenbriar Pkwy. SW Atlanta, GA 30331 – from 1pm-4pm and get your copy of SHAYLA’S CATCH and your free #SOUTHPAW poster and koozie, along with other prizes.