- Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016
Today, The Weinstein Company released a new film clip from their film "Hands Of Stone," starring Robert De Niro as boxing coach Ray Arcel and Usher Raymond IV and Edgar Ramirez as the legendary boxers Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, exclusively through global music and entertainment platform TIDAL. The film is slated to be in theaters nationwide on August 26, 2016.
TIDAL members can view footage from the film featuring an introduction from one of its stars, music superstar, Usher Raymond IV, who plays Sugar Ray Leonard. The exclusive “Hands of Stone” teaser is the latest example of the content available for TIDAL members, solidifying the platform as a go-to destination for exclusive premieres and unique experiences. This video adds to TIDAL’s growing list of more than 140,000 high-quality videos.
Commented TWC Co-Chairman, Harvey Weinstein: “We’re thrilled to, once again, be collaborating with Jay Z and the incredible team at TIDAL as we continue to push the limits of content distribution. It’s a phenomenal platform that provides creators and innovators with a unique setting to display their work and further engage and entertain new audiences.”
Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (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.) Both Duran and Leonard have a karmic effect on each other's journey. They come of age as only the best opponents can in what many experts consider the biggest rivalry in the history of sports.
The film, written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, stars Golden Globe Best Actor Nominee Edgar Ramirez as Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran, two time Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro as legendary trainer Ray Arcel, and eight time Grammy Award Winner, Usher Raymond IV as the sports icon Sugar Ray Leonard.
This marks the second pairing between TIDAL and The Weinstein Company who previously collaborated to showcase additional content for TWC’s 2015 film Southpaw.
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About THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 351 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards.
Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE KING’S SPEECH; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON; WOMAN IN GOLD; SOUTHPAW, CAROL and THE HATEFUL EIGHT. Upcoming releases include HANDS OF STONE, THE FOUNDER, and LION.
Weinstein Television boasts an active television production division which garnered twelve Emmy nominations in 2015. Weinstein Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, with its spin-off series Project Runway All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano, Project Runway Jr, featuring supermodel Hannah Jeter and fashion critic Kelly Osbourne. Upcoming series include the business focused Fashion Inc. which premieres later this year on Lifetime, and the late night AMC talk show Geeking Out.
Scripted series include John Fusco's Marco Polo with Netflix, which premiered its second season in July 2016, critically acclaimed miniseries War & Peace, which debuted on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY in 2016, Scream with MTV, which premiered its second season in May 2016, Peaky Blinders with Netflix just aired its third season, and Julian Fellowes’ Doctor Thorne with Amazon. Upcoming series include Stephen King’s The Mist (a straight-to-series 10 episode order) for Spike TV, military drama Six (a straight-to-series 8 episode order) for HISTORY and animated series Spy Kids for Netflix (a multi season commitment).
Television projects in development explore a range of arenas and are not exclusive to drama or comedy, minis or continuing series, live action or animated. An active slate of more than 60 projects include soon to be sold reality competition show Incubator, Mario Puzo’s Omerta with Antoine Fuqua and Sylvester Stallone, Stephen King’s The Breathing Method with Blumhouse, Scott Teems and Scott Derrickson, and UK series SS-GB and Love, Nina. For more information on The Weinstein Company, please visit: Twitter Facebook Instagram Official Website