Robert De Niro and Édgar Ramírez have joined Jonathan Jakubowicz's upcoming sports drama Hands of Stone.

The film centers on Roberto Durán and his trainer Ray Arcel. The boxer competed during the sports Golden Era, when he was one of the top contenders alongside Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Hector Camacho and Vinny Pazienza. The legend defeated them all with a record of 103 out of 119 fights. The story will focus on the boxer's bout with Sugar Ray Leonard and the stunning ending that forced him to surrender.

Édgar Ramírez will be portraying the boxer with Robert De Niro by his side as trainer Ray Arcel. Jonathan Jakubowicz is directing and producing with Jay Wiesleder.

Production is slated to begin this September in Panama.