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Khloé Kardsahian wants to clear up a few misconceptions about her latest Throwback Thursday post. Namely: That is not O.J. Simpson in her most recent flashback photo. Wait, what? First, let's backtrack. The 29-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star took to Twitter on Thursday in honor of the weekly photo-sharing holiday, posting a photo of her father Robert Kardashian, Bruce Jenner and Sugar Ray Leonard which she captioned, "#Tbt I love this picture! My daddy. My second dad. My God father." While the pic is certainly a nice shot of the trio, apparently, some of Khloé's Instagram followers mistook Leonard for O.J. Simpson, which upset the brunette beauty, who took to »
Oh, snap! Khloe Kardashian is not impressed with some of her social media fans. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star slammed followers for confusing Sugar Ray Leonard with O.J. Simpson in a throwback photo she posted via Instagram on Feb. 20. "#Tbt I love this picture! My daddy. My second dad. My God father," Kardashian, 29, wrote. In the sweet snapshot, her late father, Robert Kardashian, is smiling alongside Bruce Jenner and the former professional boxer. The touching sentiment, however, quickly fizzled. "For those of you that [...] »
It would appear that legendary actor Robert De Niro has had boxing on the brain these last couple of years. Not only did the Raging Bull star revisit the sport in last year’s Grudge Match, with Sylvester Stallone, but he’s about to be seen in Hands of Stone. The latter film is a biographical tale about Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran (the title is the english translation of that nickname). Despite being an incredible pugilist, winning 103 of 119 professional fights, Duran may be most famous for one of his losses in which he famously declared “¡No mas!” to prematurely end his bout against Sugar Ray Leonard.
De Niro will portray Duran’s trainer, Ray Arcel. Arcel famously trained 18 world champions.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
At the European Film Market is a promotional photo for the upcoming "Hands of Stone" biopic, based on the life of boxer Roberto Duran, who will be played by Edgar Ramirez. Robert De Niro co-stars as his trainer Ray Arcel. Check out the photo below. Roberto Duran made his boxing debut in 1968 at the age of 16. He went on to win 103 of 119 matches against such top-tier talent as Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler, Hector Camacho and Vinny Pazienza. In 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard to capture the Wbc welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning for a rematch, in which he called out "No mas!" in order to quit the fight prematurely. He eventually quit the sport completely. A release date has yet to be announced. Photo: (click to enlarge) »
Robert De Niro will be returning to the boxing ring once again in Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Hands of Stone. The film stars Edgar Ramirez as Roberto Duran and Robert De Niro as his trainer, Ray Arcel. The Panama-born fighter first entered the ring at age 16 and 12 years later defeated Sugar Ray Leonard to become the Wbc Welterweight Champion. During a rematch though, he shocked everyone by surrendering and yelling out “No Mas,” which ended the fight prematurely.
If you’re a fan of boxing, you’re undoubtedly familiar with what is now known as the “No Mas” fight, as it’s one of the most famous events in the sport’s history. Co-starring Ruben Blades, Ellen Barkin and John Turturro, Hands of Stone will look to answer the question of why Duran surrendered and chose not to complete the fight.
For those who remember it, and even those who don’t, »
- Matt Joseph
You’d think that Robert De Niro would have had his fill of boxing movies by now, but apparently not. The Hollywood legend will return to screens alongside Edgar Ramirez, Ellen Barkin, and John Turturro in Hands Of Stone, a film that revolves around boxer Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel, who changed each other’s lives.
Ramirez stars as Duran while De Niro assumes the role of Arcel.
Musician and actor Usher Raymond also stars in the film as fellow legend of the ring Sugar Ray Leonard. The Daily Mail posted some set pics from the film’s New York showing off De Niro’s aged look, but the above promotional pics is our first official look at the movie.
Hands Of Stone is set to open later this year.
- Paul Heath
Though last Christmas brought Robert De Niro back to the boxing ring in disappointing fashion with Grudge Match, a new boxing drama might fare better. Hands of Stone will feature De Niro as boxing trainer Ray Arcel, the man behind Panama-born fighter Roberto Duran, who made his professional boxing debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old. In 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard to capture the Wbc welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in a rematch, saying "no mas," and eventually quitting the sport. Now we have the first photo featuring De Niro with Edgar Ramirez as Duran. Look! Here's the first photo from Jonathan Jakubowicz's Hands of Stone via Collider: Hands of Stone is written and directed by Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz. The film will follow the boxing career of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez) with his trainer Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) leading up to the pinnacle, »
- Ethan Anderton
Today brings debut images from a pair of upcoming projects and first up is the boxing biopic Hands of Stone. Coming from writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz, Carlos star Edgar Ramirez is portaying the famous Panamanian professional boxer Roberto Duran, while De Niro takes on the role of trainer Ray Arcel. Fighting Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler and more, the boxer won 103 out [...] »
- Jordan Raup
Last week, Steve was at the European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin and picked up some promo images and art from upcoming films. Among them was Jonathan Jakubowicz's boxing biopic Hands of Stone. The film stars Edgar Ramirez (Carlos) as Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, who won 103 of 119 contests against such top-tier talent such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Marvin Hagler, Hector Camacho and Vinny Pazienza. Duran might be most remembered for the infamous fight against Leonard in which Duran called out, “No mas!” in order to quit the fight prematurely. Robert De Niro co-stars as Duran's trainer, Ray Arcel. Hit the jump to check out the image. Hands of Stone also stars Ruben Blades, Ellen Barkin, and John Turturro. »
- Matt Goldberg
Exclusive: The European Film Market has been a bit sparse, with things perking up with Open Road’s acquisition of Rock The Kasbah. I’ve heard that pre-buy deal amounted to a $2 million minimum guarantee, a 10% gross deal for Bill Murray and a 1200-screen release commitment. If there is going to be action in Berlin, it might well be through the sizzle reels or other pre-buys. The script stage projects being introduced in Berlin that seem most promising are the Daniel Craig-starrer The Whole Truth, the Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed Roberto Duran biopic Hands Of Stone with Edgar Ramirez playing the legend, Robert De Niro his trainer and Usher his rival Sugar Ray Leonard; the Nima Nourizadeh-directed American Ultra with Jesse Eisenberg and Stewart; the Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer Blood Mountain, about an Army ranger who must bring a terrorist to custody after his unit is wiped out in Pakistan »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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