Usher to Play Sugar Ray Leonard in Boxing Movie

Usher to Play Sugar Ray Leonard in Boxing Movie

R&B singer Usher has signed on to play Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming movie, Hands Of Stone. If you see Usher running around in London, it’s part of his training for the role.

“I’m in preparation for a very incredible role,” Usher said in a recent interview. “If you see me in the corners boxing, I’m doing that while working on this album.”

The movie is set to start filming later this year. Usher will star opposite Robert De Niro and Gael García Bernal in the movie, which tells the story of Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán.

Usher is also set to release his seventh studio album, Climax, later this year.

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