Naomie Harris joins Jake Gyllenhaal in boxing drama ‘Southpaw’

'Skyfall' star cast in Antoine 'Training Day' Fuqua's next film

Naomie Harris has joined Jake Gyllenhaal in the cast of Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama Southpaw.

Scripted by Sons of Anarchy show runner Kurt Sutter, the film charts the rise of welterweight champ Billy Hope (Gyllenhaal) whose personal life falls apart as he fights his way to the top.

The film also stars Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Victor Ortiz (The Expendables 3) and 50 Cent.

Movieweb reports that Harris replaces Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave) to play a social worker who helps the fighter and his daughter. Nyong’o left the project following her casting in Star Wars Episode VII.

Harris is set to return as Eve Moneypenny in Bond 24 and recently finished filming Our Kind of Traitor with Ewan McGregor.

Jalke Gyllenhall will next appear on the big screen in Nightcrawler. The film follows the morally dubious Lou Bloom, drawn to the dark side of freelance crime journalism he’s soon blurring the lines between reporting the news and making it.

Fuqua made his name with Denzel Washington cop thriller Training Day and has completed filming on a movie adaption of TV show The Equalizer which also stars Denzel as the former black ops commando turned vigilante.