The Weinstein Company has released an extended TV spot for their boxing drama Southpaw, which features the new Eminem song Phenomenal that will be featured on the soundtrack. You may recall that Eminem himself was once attached to star, before Jake Gyllenhaal signed on. "Phenomenal" marks the second time he has recorded a new song for Antoine Fuqua, following his "Guts Over Fear" track for last year's The Equalizer.
Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called Southpaw, consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting. One fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy and a desperate need for love, money and fame. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. His days now an endless haze of alcohol and prescription drugs, his daughter taken by Child Services and his home repossessed by the bank, Billy's fate is all but sealed until a washed up former boxer named Tick (Forest Whitaker) agrees to take the bereaved pugilist under his wing so long as he agrees to his strict ethos.
Relentless and utterly committed to a fighter that thinks as much as he throws punches, Tick rebuilds Billy into a new man: one that is agile, fearsome and uncompromising in the ring while thoughtful, loving and disciplined outside of it. Now, as he works to regain custody of his daughter and mounts a professional comeback, Billy must face his demons head-on as he learns that, sometimes, your greatest opponent can be yourself. Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson and 50 Cent round out the supporting cast of Southpaw, which hits theaters July 24. Check out the extended TV spot, and stay tuned for more on this intense new drama.