Tyrese Gibson Joins "Southpaw" Cast


Antoine Fuqua is certainly on a hot roll. His new film The Equalizer (which reunites him with Training Day's Denzel Washington) opens in theatres this upcoming weekend, with a script for an already announced sequel currently being written. If that wasn't enough, Fuqua is currently filming the long awaited Southpaw. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer trying to make a comeback, while at the same time putting his personal life back in order. Aside from Gyllenhaal, the film also features Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Rita Ora and 50 Cent among other big names. Early today, R&B superstar Tyrese Gibson posted a photo of himself on set with the following caption:

We finally did it - shout to one of our new legends director Antwoine Fouqua and my mentor Forest Whitaker - the scenes I did with Jake Gyllenhaal is gonna shock a few folks! One of my most challenging roles to date - #SouthPaw #Excited

With Tyrese being extremely active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, expect more details about the film from him in the coming weeks as shooting continues.