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Robert De Niro Is Really Into Boxing Movies Again

8 April 2013 7:56 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Venezuelan writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz (Prófugos, Secuestro Express) has landed Robert De Niro and Édgar Ramírez for the boxing drama Hands of Stone. Ramírez is set to portray Roberto Durán, with De Niro playing trainer Ray Arcel. The Panamanian Durán was a hugely successful boxer who suddenly quit in the middle of a much-hyped match with Sugar Ray Leonard in 1980. "The infamous 'No Mas' fight is the biggest enigma in the history of boxing," Jakubowicz says. "This movie will answer the enigma, with the best talent any director can possibly dream." De Niro recently shot Grudge Match, where he'll be seen going toe-to-toe with Sylvester Stallone, who as you may recall, has also made some boxing films. »

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'Prófugos,' 'No' Director Pablo Larrain's HBO Series About Would-Be Drug Smugglers on the Run

28 January 2013 9:33 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

That Pablo Larraín's upcoming feature film "No" is about advertising should not mislead you into thinking that the Chilean director is game for easy entertainment. His 2011 project, drug trafficking drama "Prófugos" (Spanish for “fugitives”), nonetheless does flirt with the tenets of popular entertainment -- it's a television series. Not that today’s TV is synonymous with shallow amusement, but Larraín's trademark signature is far from your average prime time fodder. To see how the "Tony Manero" director's unforgiving biopsies of the social body work on the small screen is far more than just a curiosity. At a time when more and more talent is finding in television a fertile ground for experimentation, Larraín's TV series debut is cause for excited interest. The first two episodes of "Prófugos" screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival as part of »

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'Prófugos,' 'No' Director Pablo Larrain's HBO Series About Would-Be Drug Smugglers on the Run

28 January 2013 9:33 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

That Pablo Larraín's upcoming feature film "No" is about advertising should not mislead you into thinking that the Chilean director is game for easy entertainment. His 2011 project, drug trafficking drama "Prófugos" (Spanish for “fugitives”), nonetheless does flirt with the tenets of popular entertainment -- it's a television series. Not that today’s TV is synonymous with shallow amusement, but Larraín's trademark signature is far from your average prime time fodder. To see how the "Tony Manero" director's unforgiving biopsies of the social body work on the small screen is far more than just a curiosity. At a time when more and more talent is finding in television a fertile ground for experimentation, Larraín's TV series debut is cause for excited interest. The first two episodes of "Prófugos" screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival as part of...

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