Naomie Harris (“Skyfall”) is set to star opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Antoine Fuqua’s drama “Southpaw”, Deadline reports.
Fuqua is helming from a script by “Sons of Anarchy’s” Kurt Sutter.
The film centres on a welterweight boxing champion (Gyllenhaal) whose career goes from strength to strength while his personal life crumbles. Harris is set to play social worker Angela who works with Gyllenhaal’s character and his daughter.
The Weinstein Co. is producing.