March 1, 2013
Antonie Fuqua's Boxing Pic SOUTHPAW Resurrected With Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper And Jeremy Renner In The Mix
ShadowAndAct spoke to director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen) about his recently resurrected boxing drama Southpaw written by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter. The MGM/Sony project was picked up by The Weinstien Company, who seem to be aiming to put some serious acting talent behind it. At one point Eminem (8 Mile) was attached to star but it seems like the studio is looking at bigger names. Fuqua mentions that he's spoken to actors such as Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling and Jeremy Renner for the film. It could be a possible Oscar vehicle for it's cast and director.