Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez to star in `Hands of Stone`

Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez to star in `Hands of Stone` Los Angeles: Hollywood actors Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez will reportedly star in ‘Hands of Stone’, a biopic on boxing legend Roberto Duran.

Ramirez will play the legendary sportsman and De Niro will play his trainer Ray Arcel, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Duran was among the world`s elite boxers during his heyday, winning 103 of his 119 fights, and had many well-remembered bouts with fellow boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, including one infamous match in which the boxer gave up midway through the fight, crying, `No Mas.`

The film, which is expected to focus on the relationship between Duran and his trainer, is written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz.

Jakubowicz will co-produce the film with Jay Weisleder of La Piedra Films. Duran will also contribute to the film as an associate producer.

Weisleder said: "The story of Roberto Duran and Ray Arcel is not only a homage to the golden days of boxing; it is most importantly the story of a fatherless man who teaches every single one of us the true meaning of never giving up."

Jakubowicz added: "The infamous `No mas` fight is the biggest enigma in the history of boxing. This movie will answer the enigma, with the best talent any director can possibly dream."

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