Jake Gyllenhaal Goes Big & Brawny In Boxing Flick “Southpaw”

Shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal shows off his new ripped, muscled body for Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal is giving you “movie star shape shifting” for his upcoming role in the boxing flick Southpaw.

From Deadline:

Jake Gyllenhaal won fans for his dedication and commitment in losing 25 pounds to play the sociopathic nocturnal adrenaline junkie and camera man Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler. He’s remade himself in a whole different physical fashion to play a championship prize fighter next year in Southpaw, and I’m betting it will have Gyllenhaal in the conversation with past actors who’ve trained to turn in memorable ring performances, a list that includes Raging Bull’s Robert De Niro, The Boxer‘s Daniel Day-Lewis, The Fighter‘s Mark Wahlberg and The Hurricane’s Denzel Washington.

Check out the pic above that shows his more slight, wiry frame as night-time adrenaline junkie in his current Nightcrawler next to a newly released pic from Southpaw.

Amazing transformation.

Southpaw is due in theatersin 2015.