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Jake Gyllenhaal’s is Physically Transformed for ‘Southpaw’


Jake Gyllenhaal undergoes a physical transformation for his new movie .

Jake Gyllenhaal has started his New Year's resolution early. The actor has clearly spent several hours in the gym.

You probably won't recognize Jake Gyllenhaal after seeing the first image for his movie, Southpaw.

Southpaw Movie Jake Gyllenhaal
LOS ANGELES – MAR 28: Jake Gyllenhaal arrives to the “Source Code” Los Angeles Premiere on 28,2011 in Beverly Hills, CA (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

The Weinstein Co. has released its first teaser for the new Southpaw moviewith a photo of Gyllenhaal showing off his new physique.

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Director Antoine Fuqua's film centers on a boxer who finds success as a fighter but struggles outside of Southpaw features Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris and . Southpaw was written by  creator Kurt Sutter.

From Deadline:

“I'm so pumped, man,” Fuqua said. “Jake is going to change how people see him. I had him training twice a day in the boxing ring, he did two-a-days seven days a week. I pretty much had him with me and my trainer every day. I took him to almost every fight. I had him train at Floyd Mayweather's gym in Vegas and we watched Floyd's fights, and the Manny Pacquiao fight. He trained in New York at Church Gym with real fighters. We literally turned him into a beast… Jake, my god, he's a very electric, powerful fighter in this movie, and a guy who fights for his daughter. I'm confident that this will change how people see Jake, as a leading man. (Via)

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SAN SEBASTIAN – SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 24: and Antoine Fuqua pose for photographers before in the of San Sebatian 2014 on September 2014 (bonilla / Shutterstock.com)

This is the second feature film to require a major transformation for Gyllenhaal, who lost a ton of weight in his latest movie, Nightcrawler. Jake Gyllenhaal lost 25 in order to prepare for the role but, his net role the actor packed on 15 pounds of pure muscles to turn into the Junior Middleweight Champion Billy “The Great: Hope.

Check out the Southpaw image below:

Southpaw Movie

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