Jake Gyllenhaal Nearly Unrecognizable as a Boxer in First 'Southpaw' Image

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The actor has clearly been logging some serious hours in the gym

You probably won't want to step into a ring with Jake Gyllenhaal after seeing the first image for his forthcoming film Southpaw.

The Weinstein Co. has released its first peek at the boxing drama with a promotional photo of Gyllenhaal showing off his impressive physique. 

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Director Antoine Fuqua's film centers on a boxer who finds success with the gloves on but is having major issues in his personal life. Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris and 50 Cent co-star. The script was written by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter

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This is the latest project to require a major onscreen transformation for Gyllenhaal, who lost a significant amount of weight for his previous film Nightcrawler. 

The Southpaw image can be seen below.

Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

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