Hands of Stone trailer: Robert De Niro coaches Edgar Ramirez
If you’ve ever wondered what R&B star Usher would look like as boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, look no further than the new trailer for Hands of Stone.
The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for the upcoming sports drama, which stars Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez as the trainer/fighter duo Ray Arcel and Roberto Duran, respectively. The film also stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell (True Blood), Ellen Barkin (Animal Kingdom), and John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?).
Duran’s bouts with Leonard drew worldwide attention after the former beat the then-undefeated latter at the 1980 Welterweight Championship in Montreal, Canada. During the follow-up fight, Duran famously retreated to his corner, forfeiting the New Orleans-based match after telling the referee, “No más” (Spanish for “no more”).
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Hands of Stone was directed and written by Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz, who previously helmed the foreign thriller Secuestro Express and two episodes of the Colombian TV series Lynch. Ramirez recently appeared opposite Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s Joy, in which De Niro also starred.
The Weinstein Co.’s last boxing-themed film, 2015’s Jake Gyllenhaal-starring Southpaw, went on to gross $91.7 million worldwide.
Hands of Stone