Various media outlets, including Yahoo! Italy, are reporting that “Southpaw” will have it’s world premiere during the 13th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest in Italy. The movie will be the opening film of the festival. The festival runs from July 11-19 held in Ischia, Italy. Rachel stars in the movie alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, 50 Cent, Rita Ora, and Oona Laurence. The movie is directed by Antoine Fuqua. Producer Harvey Weinstein – from The Weinstein Company – recently revealed that the movie was offered a slot during the Cannes Film Festival but was unable to get screened in competition because Jake’s jury duties. The movie will be released on July 24 in the U.S. and U.K.
Update: THR confirms the news. “Southpaw” will be the opening film of Ischia Global Fest. Let’s hope Rachel and the rest of the cast and crew are able to attend!