Robert DeNiro stars as legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcel in the new trailer for “Hands of Stone.” Check it out below.
“I’ve trained more world champs than anyone else in boxing history, I haven’t stepped into a ring in more than a decade,” DeNiro’s character explains in the trailer. “In 66 seconds, Roberto Duran changed my life.”
“Hands of Stone” is written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. The film centers on real life boxer Roberto Duran, played here by Edgar Ramirez, who made his professional debut in 1968 as a callow teenager and didn’t retire until 2002 as a 50-year-old icon. In June 1980, Duran defeated Hall of Fame fighter Sugar Ray Leonard (played by Usher Raymond) to become the WBC welterweight title, but quit in his corner during their November rematch.
Duran finished his illustrious career an impressive 103-16 with 70 victories coming by knockout.
DeNiro was last seen in this summer’s “Dirty Grandpa.” “Hands of Stone” also stars Ana de Armas, Ellen Barkin and John Turturro. The film will arrive in theaters on Aug. 26.