Eminem and Jake Gyllenhaal make a surprise appearance at the screening of boxing drama in Detroit last Sunday.
Southpaw boxing drama hits the Silver Screen with the premier this Friday, July 24.
At the advance screening in Detroit, which is Eminem’s hometown, Rap King said the following:
“From the minute I saw this script, I really felt like this movie had the potential to be something special. We hope that you all do, too,”
“Jake did an incredible job, Jake smashed it. Antoine killed it, 50 killed it,”
“Everyone in the movie is great, I think, in my opinion. I’m super-excited to be a part of it, and I just want to say thank you all for coming out.”
Freep reports that the role of Billy Hope in the movie was originally written for Eminem, but he dropped out of the project to concentrate on his music. That is where Gyllenhaal took over the role and trained intensively to make the boxing look realistic. It is though unclear whether this information reflects the reality or not.
Jake Gyllenhaal shared his thoughts in regards to the involvement of Eminem in the production.
“The album is sick, too. The training montage is insane because of his music,”
“It’s an honor to have him even be a little part of the movie, but the fact he gave so much to it, we all gave our hearts to it. It’s an honor to be even next to him.”
Southpaw drama tells the story about boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Willis to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services. (IMDb)