R&B superstar Usher will be playing the role of Sugar Ray Leonard in an upcoming film about boxer Robert Duran.
Hopefully Usher’s singing and dancing skills will translate well into the art of boxing. The singer is officially signed on to play boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in the movie “Hands Of Stone.”
Usher has already been prepping for the role as Sugar Ray Leonard for over year, and he’s still not done– he has to lose 25 pounds before shooting begins in October.
Usher considers the role an honor, saying:
“You couldn’t find a more stylized boxer than Sugar Ray Leonard.” He continued, “He was an incredible motion guy, the way he moved around the ring, and I think my dancing will make it easier for me to pick up his moves. I’ve been working on familiarizing myself with the ring, sparring and just understanding how to move in the ring.”
Apart from Usher, “Hands Of Stone” will also star Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez. This will be Usher’s first leading role in a feature film, but he says he’s up for the challenge.
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