Jake Gyllenhaal and Eminem made a surprise appearance at an advance screening of Southpaw in Eminem’s hometown of Detroit. Fans were delighted at their arrival. You can check out some awesome pics from the appearance above and below.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Billy “The Great” Hope in the film. Eminem is the Executive Producer for Southpaw, and his record label Interscope Records is producing the soundtrack in which Eminem has two original songs for the film, including “Phenominal” and “Kings Never Die”.
Southpaw opens nationwide on July 24.
Film Synopsis: Southpaw tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle.
When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.