American actor Robert De Niro and Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez appeared at the Cannes Film Festival for the screening of their new movie, “Hands of Stone,” a biopic based on boxing legend Roberto Duran.
The film, directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, focuses on Duran’s rise as a boxer, titles and challenging training with Ray Arcel, played by De Niro.
Ramirez plays the world champion Panamanian boxer, who attended the screening of the biopic out of competition at Cannes.
In 2002, after suffering injuries in a car accident in Argentina, Duran announced his retirement.
Duran’s professional boxing career spanned 34 years and more than 100 fights.
He won his first lightweight title in 1972 and successfully defended his belt in 12 subsequent bouts.