Jake Gyllenhaal Looks Super Beefy In The Trailer For “Southpaw”

I strongly believe that Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the more underrated actors in Hollywood. It’s a goddamn travesty that he wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for his role as super-duper ambitious photojournalist Lou Bloom “Nightcrawler.” No one does slightly sexy creepster better, except maybe Edward Norton. In his next movie, “Southpaw,” Jake ditches the sexy creep thing in order to play a majorly ripped boxer named Billy “The Great” Hope, who loses custody of his daughter and tries to once again become a contender in order to win her back. Jake packed on the muscle for the role — and he really had to work at it, considering he lost weight for “Nightcrawler” — and looks damn fine as a result. Maybe Oscar will finally give him his due? Check out the bruised and bloody trailer above. [NYMag.com]