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Robert De Niro's 'Hands of Stone' Will Have Special Screening at Cannes

JamesArthurArmstrong JamesArthurArmstrong Robert De Niro’s new boxing biopic 'Hands of Stone' will get a special screening at this month’s Cannes Film Festival as a tribute to the star.

The actor will attend the screening which will take place May 16, the festival announced today. Also in attendance will be writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz and co-stars Edgar Ramírez and Ana de Armas.

Ramirez stars as Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran, whose career reached great heights due to his famous bouts with Sugar Ray Leonard, in particular their second fight when Duran uttered the words "no mas" and subsequently quitting midway through the bout.

De Niro plays Duran’s trainer, Ray Arcel. The Oscar-winning actor said in a press release, "I’m excited to be coming back to Cannes especially with this movie 'Hands of Stone' that I’m so proud of." He went on to say, "This movie is uplifting, triumphant and a good time for audiences, so I’m looking forward to seeing my friends from across the world of cinema in joining us for this fun event."

Hands of Stone is set for a August 26, 2016 release.

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