Boxing and the movies are no strangers to each other; not too far away on the horizon is Jawbone – which stars Jimmy Harris in its lead and Ray Winstone as a big-hearted boxing gym owner – a British boxing story that may have you feeling a little punch drunk with its gloomy and heartfelt first trailer.
We all know audiences are a bit of a sucker for the storyline of the down and out boxer who makes a passionate fighting comeback against the odds. Our last venture into this world was with Bleed
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Jawbone is directed by Thomas Napper, and with former World Champion Barry McGuigan and Shane McGuigan as Boxing Consultants on board to put Harris through his training paces to prepare him for the role, so you can say it’s got that authentic knockout punch once they take to the ring. Even music icon Paul Weller saw the potential and has lent his musical prowess to add to the film’s score.
The soundtrack will be available on March 10th on Parlophone Records and the film released in cinemas Friday 17th March.
Jawbone Official Synopsis
A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris), is a man desperately in search of hope, but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill (Ray Winstone) cornerman Eddie (Michael Smiley) and promoter Joe (Ian McShane). In a battle between fear and faith, Jimmy risks his life, as he tries to stand tall and regain his place in the world.