Southpaw is the story of Billy "The Great" Hope, the world's reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. He has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when a tragedy knocks Billy for a loop, he finds himself at rock-bottom. Billy finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who currently trains the toughest amateur boxers around. With his future on the line, Billy fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most. Southpaw stars Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain, Nightcrawler, Love & Other Drugs) Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Bird, The Butler) and Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris, Sherlock Holmes,True Detective) along with rapper 50 Cent and British pop star Rita Ora. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer), Southpaw opens in theaters nationwide on July 24.
James Horner has scored over 100 films, frequently collaborating with acclaimed directors such as James Cameron and Ron Howard. His body of work is notable for including the scores to the two highest-grossing films of all time, Titanic and Avatar, and his credits also include the scores for Braveheart, A Beautiful Mind, Aliens and Field of Dreams. Horner is a two-time Academy Award® winner, and has received a total of 10 Oscar® nominations. He has won numerous other awards, including a Golden Globe Award® and a Grammy Award®. His score to the 1997 film Titanic remains the best-selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time and has sold over 26 million albums worldwide.