“Southpaw” Gets Award Season Re-Release

Deadline is reporting that The Weinstein Company will re-release “Southpaw” starting today in the U.S.A. They are reporting the following story:

Don’t call it a comeback. Director Antoine Fuqua’s film made $52.1M domestically after its original July 24 release. The reissue will put it on 300 screens around the country to allow for viewing by — in TWC’s words — “a more drama- and awards-focused fall audience.”

“I’m very proud of this film and honored that TWC is giving audiences another chance to see it in theaters,” Fuqua said in a statement. “Jake and the entire cast give extraordinary performances that deserve to be seen by as many people as possible.”

Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris, Beau Knapp, Miguel Gomez and Victor Ortiz co-star in Southpaw, in which Gyllenhall plays Billy “The Great” Hope, a champion of the sweet science who loses everything in a personal tragedy and is forced to fight his way to redemption. To play the role, Gyllenhaal gained 15 pounds of pure muscle, leaving his Nightcrawler character — for which he earned a Golden Globe nom — in the locker room.