Usher to Play Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in New Film
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:50:39
Usher's voice may be smooth like buttah, but his hands? Those are made of stone! He is currently training to play boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in a biopic dubbed Hands of Stone. The film is not a biopic about Leonard, but Usher stars in the film, playing the boxer.
The movie instead follows the life of Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán, who will be played by Gael García Bernal, while the one and only Robert De Niro will portray trainer Ray Arcell.
We love a good boxing flick. The Fighter is one of our faves.
"I'm actually in preparation for a very incredible role. I'm in preparation later this year to play the role of Sugar Ray Leonard in a boxing film and it's going to be incredible," Usher told the BBC. "This is going to be an incredible movie -- in time an incredible story -- and I'm really looking forward to that."
Will you see Hands of Stone? Will Usher make a believable boxer?