Usher to Portray Sugar Ray Leonard in Boxing Movie

R&B singer Usher has signed on to play Sugar Ray Leonard in a forthcoming movie about Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán, reports the BBC. The singer confirmed his new role stating,”I’m in preparation for a very incredible role,” Usher said. “If you see me in the corners boxing. I’m doing that while working on this album.”

The film, called Hands of Stone, will also star Robert De Niro, as legendary boxing trainer Ray Arcell, and Gael García Bernal.

Filming for the movie will begin later this year.

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