The local news source WTAE is reporting that “Southpaw” wrapped up filming earlier this week in Pittsburgh. The movie was expected to wrap up filming on Monday but there were several sightings of an additional shooting day on Tuesday. Rachel will star in the movie alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, and Oona Laurence. Antoine Fuqua is directing and the screenplay is written by Kurt Sutter.
Rachel began pre-production for the movie in June by attending the Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez Fight in Madison Square in New York. The production began June 16 in Indiana for two weeks and headed to Pittsburgh for the final 6 weeks. The movie will be distributed by The Weinstein Company in the US but no release date has been announced yet. We expect it will be released next year.
Some late casting news: Rita Ora recently revealed she “wrapped up another movie in Pittsburgh” with director Antoine Fuqua during her interview with Ryan Seacrest. It hasn’t been reported yet that Ora joined the cast but we assume it’s for a smaller part. Many thanks to my friend Nick for the heads up!