Jake Gyllenhaal and director Antoine Fuqua have recently finished working together on their project called “Southpaw,” a drama about a boxer who fights his way to the top, however, the two will not throw in the towel on their collaboration just yet.
The Deadline reports that Gyllenhaal and Fuqua are teaming up again for another endeavor as actor and director, as they are now officially attached to “The Man Who Made It Snow.”
But don’t let this warming title fool you. This will be no Christmas-y family flick, not by a long shot.
“The Man Who Made It Snow” is actually based on the real life story of Max Mermelstein. Max was a Jewish hotel engineer who helped the infamous Pablo Escobar turn his petty drug running business into a billion-dollar empire. Ho, Ho, Ho, indeed.
The story is taken from Max Mermelstein’s best-selling autobiography and has been adapted from an earlier draft called “Let It Snow,” which was written by Brett Tabor and Michael Kingston. Fuqua and Gyllenhaal are also involved as producers of the movie.
As for their current boxing drama “Southpaw,” the movie is making its way through post-production phase and will soon hit the big screens.
The story focuses on Gyllenhaal as Billy “The Great” Hope, a left-handed boxer who at the same time becomes a champion in the boxing ring and a loser in the ring called private life. Billy then must do anything in his power to regain the respect of his young daughter.