Southpaw, a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal grabbed eyeballs ever since it hit the big screen. Come this Saturday, Star Movies Select HD will bring alive this story of a man’s journey from riches to rags to redemption with an Indian television premiere at 9pm. With the lead actor’s powerhouse of a performance as Billy Hope, the film trails the light-heavyweight champ devoted to his family but after a Heart wrenching accident, the boxer’s life takes a turn for the worse but fight back through hard work and determination to win back what he lost.
A nail biting movie from start to finish, the film has a number of interesting trivia behind the making of the film that make it an interesting movie to watch. Here are some unknown facts :
The word Southpaw from which the film takes its name from is a reference to the stance traditionally adopted by a left-handed boxer. It is also a slang for a left-handed person.
The song that is played at the end of this film titled Wise Man by Frank Ocean wasn’t mean to first feature in Southpaw. The song was originally written for the class Quentin Tarantino directed movie, Django Unchained but was removed from the final cut of the movie and was repurposed for Southpaw.
Southpaw was initially meant to be a follow up to the Oscar winning film 8 mile with Eminem at thehelm. As the script continued to evolve, the idea changed to a separate entity.
Despite not playing a role in the film, Eminem loved the movie so much that he made two songs for the movie called Phenomenal and Kings Never Die.
To play the role of a boxer, Jake Gyllenhaal trained for 8 months straight, twice a day, every day including weekends!
A film that is a true portrayal of fighting back to redemption, watch the premiere of Southpaw on Star Movies Select HD on 17th September at 9 pm.
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