Al Pacino and Gael Garcia Bernal are set to enter the ring for boxing biopic
Hands of Stone
Bernal is being tipped to play boxer Roberto Duran, who donned the gloves from the time he was a teenager until he was 50, and earned himself the nickname
Manos de piedra
(literally ‘hands of stone’).
Meanwhile, Pacino would play Duran’s trainer Ray Arcel.
Director/writer Jonathan Jakubowicz, who is currently shooting
with Eva Mendes and Matthew McConaughey, has confirmed that the film will revolve around the famous
(‘no more’) fight, which Duran forfeited during the eighth round.
“The infamous ‘
fight is the biggest enigma in the history of boxing,” says Jakubowicz. “This movie will answer that enigma.”