The life and long career of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran is being brought to the screen later this year, and marks the English-language debut of acclaimed Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz.
HANDS OF STONE is a project coming via The Weinstein Company and puts the spotlight on Duran’s bout with “Sugar” Ray Leonard, where he won the WBC welterweight title, and the infamous “no más” rematch which shocked the sporting world.
Duran’s long career spanned 1968, right up to 2002 when he retired at the age of 50. JOY and POINT BREAK star Édgar Ramirez takes on the lead role with support coming from Usher Raymond, Ana de Armas, Ellen Barkin, John Turturro, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Reg E. Cathey, Rubén Blades, and Robert DeNiro playing Duran’s legendary boxing coach Ray Arcel.
HANDS OF STONE is set for release in the US August 26. Check out the first poster.