One More Red Band Trailer for 'Hands of Stone' with Edgar Ramirez
"When you come into the ring, you come to fight. No to dance, or to clown…" The Weinstein Company has debuted a last minute red band trailer for Jonathan Jakubowicz's Hands of Stone, which opens in theaters next weekend. The film stars Edgar Ramirez as famous Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, preparing to fight against the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard, played by Usher Raymond. This trailer spends as much time on Sugar Ray as it does on Duran, and the only reason it's red band is because they've tossed in a few sex scenes in hopes of making a few more people interested in this. Since, unfortunately, this seems like this year's boxing movie that is going to be quickly forgotten (unlike, perhaps, Bleed For This but who knows). The performances look solid, but the rest of it seems so by-the-numbers. Even with Robert De Niro in it.
Here's the new red band trailer for Jonathan Jakubowicz's Hands of Stone, right from TWC's YouTube:
Follows the life of Roberto Durán (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words "no mas" (no more.) Hands of Stone (also known as Manos de Piedra) is both written and directed by Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz, of Secuestro express previously. This hasn't shown at any film festivals yet. The Weinstein Company will release Jakubowicz's Hands of Stone in theaters starting August 26th this year. Thoughts?