Thursday, April 18, 2024

Cannes: Robert DeNiro Tribute and Screening of Roberto Duran Boxing Movie Added


Cannes: “Hands of Stone,” the movie about boxer Roberto Duran, has been added to the Cannes screenings.

Robert De Niro, star of the Weinstein Company movie, will be getting a tribute and special dinner celebration.

Venezuelan director Jonathan Jakubowicz directed the film which also stars Edgar Ramirez as Duran. “Hands of Stone” is one of the Weinstein Company’s big potential Oscar films. It’s going to be released in August. The movie is about the common history of Panamanian boxer Roberto DurĂ n (Edgar Ramirez) and manager and coach Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) who is going to take him to the highest worldwide successes of the ring in the ’70s and ’80s, including legendary fights against Sugar Ray Leonard.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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