“Southpaw,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker, is this year’s entry into the “Rocky”-esque fighting drama genre, and the film has a brand new clip hoping to reel you in.

The clip, “Title Fight,” features Gyllenhaal’s character Billy Hope encountering his friend and manager, played by 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson). It’s a dramatic, quiet scene featuring Billy’s reticence to get back in the ring. Check out the clip below.

“Southpaw” is directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Kurt Sutter. The film also stars Rachel McAdams, Clare Foley, Miguel Gomez, Rita Ora, Victor Ortiz and Naomie Harris.

“From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and screenwriter Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy “), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.”

“Southpaw” comes to theaters July 24. What do you think of the film? Sound off in the comments below!

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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