De Niro, Ramirez Team For “Stone”

Robert De Niro and “Carlos” star Edgar Ramirez have signed on to star in Jonathan Jakubowicz’s boxing drama “Hands Of Stone” at La Piedra Films and Lotus Entertainment.

Set during boxing’s Golden Era, Ramirez will play Panamanian champ Roberto Duran, one of the greats up there with the likes of Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns.

De Niro will play his trainer Ray Arcel in a story that focuses on how each man changed the life of the other, and on the incredible brawls he had with Leonard – culminating in the famed fight where Duran quit in the ring crying out ‘No Mas’.

Jay Weisleder and Jakubowicz will produce, and shooting begins in September in Panama.

Source: Deadline