The boxing movie du jour is “Hands of Stone,” the upcoming biopic about Panamanian star Roberto Durán. Seize your moment, “Hands of Stone,” because the Vinny Paz flick “Bleed for This” is ready to throw a counterpunch come November.
The Huffington Post has an exclusive clip from “Stone.” The film opens Aug. 26 and stars Édgar Ramírez (”Zero Dark Thirty,” “Joy”) as Durán, who defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (played by Usher Raymond of “U Got It Bad” fame) to capture a world championship midway through his career. The scene below is from the match that launched Durán and Leonard’s long rivalry.
“Hands of Stone” is written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, who found acclaim with the 2005 Venezuelan crime film “Secuestro Express.” Robert De Niro plays Ray Arcel, Durán’s trainer.