Usher has been cast as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in a new film titled Hands of Stone. Ush himself confirmed the rumors to the BBC:
"I'm in preparation for a very incredible role. If you see me in the corners boxing, I'm doing that while working on this album."
He joins Robert de Niro and Gael Garcia Bernal in the picture which tells the tale of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran. Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Al Pacino round out the cast.
Usher added that his performance in his video for "Climax" has garnered attention from Hollywood:
"I've actually received a few requests as a result of that video, I can't do them all, but I try my best to be as smart in my selection of roles as I go forward."
Production on Hands of Stone begins late this year.
by RTT Staff Writer
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