Robert De Niro Boxing Movie ‘Hands of Stone’ Set for August Release

The Weinstein Company has set an Aug. 26 opening date for the U.S. release of “Hands of Stone,” starring Edgar Ramirez as boxer Roberto Duran and Robert De Niro as trainer Ray Arcel.

TWC picked up domestic rights in May at the Cannes Film Festival with the agreement to release the biopic on at least 2,000 screens.

Written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, the movie follows the life story of  Duran, who rose from the slums of Panama to become one of the great fighters of his time. His rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard (portrayed by Usher in the film) is considered one of the fiercest in boxing history.

Duran was nicknamed “hands of stone” because of his punching power. He won 103 of his 119 fights between 1968 and 2002, when he retired at the age of 50.

Ellen Barkin, John Turturro and Ana de Armas also star. “Hands of Stone” is produced by Jay Weisleder, Carlos Garcia de Paredes, Claudine Jakubowicz and Jonathan Jakubowicz.

“Hands of Stone” opens against Open Road’s “Max Steel,” Lionsgate’s “Mechanic: Resurrection” and Sony’s Fede Alvarez/Sam Raimi untitled horror movie.

TWC also dated John Carney’s music-comedy “Sing Street” for a limited launch on April 15. Carney, the director of 2007’s “Once” and “Begin Again,” directed a story of 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who invites a teenage girl (Lucy Boynton) to star in his band’s music videos, without being part of a band yet.

More Film

  • Milt Barlow Asia Releasing Tangren acquisition

    Milt Barlow's Asia Releasing Acquired by Tangren Cultural (EXCLUSIVE)

    The Weinstein Company has set an Aug. 26 opening date for the U.S. release of “Hands of Stone,” starring Edgar Ramirez as boxer Roberto Duran and Robert De Niro as trainer Ray Arcel. TWC picked up domestic rights in May at the Cannes Film Festival with the agreement to release the biopic on at least 2,000 […]

  • Asia Argento arrives for the screening

    Media Reacts to Asia Argento Payout: 'Two Things Can Be True at Once'

    The Weinstein Company has set an Aug. 26 opening date for the U.S. release of “Hands of Stone,” starring Edgar Ramirez as boxer Roberto Duran and Robert De Niro as trainer Ray Arcel. TWC picked up domestic rights in May at the Cannes Film Festival with the agreement to release the biopic on at least 2,000 […]

  • China Box Office: 'Island' Wins From

    China Box Office: 'The Island' Earns $39 Million to Beat Still Hungry 'Meg'

    The Weinstein Company has set an Aug. 26 opening date for the U.S. release of “Hands of Stone,” starring Edgar Ramirez as boxer Roberto Duran and Robert De Niro as trainer Ray Arcel. TWC picked up domestic rights in May at the Cannes Film Festival with the agreement to release the biopic on at least 2,000 […]

  • Ken Jeong Calls Out Hollywood's 'Cultural

    Ken Jeong Calls Out Hollywood's 'Cultural Insensitivity'

    The Weinstein Company has set an Aug. 26 opening date for the U.S. release of “Hands of Stone,” starring Edgar Ramirez as boxer Roberto Duran and Robert De Niro as trainer Ray Arcel. TWC picked up domestic rights in May at the Cannes Film Festival with the agreement to release the biopic on at least 2,000 […]

  • The Summer's Vital Movie Trend: People

    The Summer's Most Important Movie Trend: People Still Love Going to the Movies!

    The Weinstein Company has set an Aug. 26 opening date for the U.S. release of “Hands of Stone,” starring Edgar Ramirez as boxer Roberto Duran and Robert De Niro as trainer Ray Arcel. TWC picked up domestic rights in May at the Cannes Film Festival with the agreement to release the biopic on at least 2,000 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content