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The tale of legendary Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran is coming to the big screen. Hands of Stone, the biopic is set to be released in August and The Weinstein Company has revealed the film’s first trailer. You can see it in full below.

The film stars Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro as Duran and trainer Ray Arcel respectively. The film chronicles Duran’s legendary career as he rose from the streets of Panama to become a world champion by defeating then undefeated Olympic champion “Sugar” Ray Leonard and then famously declare “no mas” in their rematch in New Orleans in 1980. Nicknamed “Hands Of Stone” for his ferocious punching power, Duran wouldn’t retire until 2002 at the age of 50, amassing over 103 wins in the process. Hands Of Stone also features Jurnee Smollett-Bell (True Blood) as Sugar Ray’s wife Juanita, Ellen Barkin (Animal Kingdom), and John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?).

Directed by Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz, Hands Of Stone is the third boxing film in as many months to head to the big screen. The previous two outings, Southpaw from The Weinstein Company grossed over $91.7 million worldwide and Creed, a sequel to the Rocky film franchise grossed $173 million worldwide and earned Sylvester Stallone an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Hands Of Stone arrives in theaters August 26th.

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