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Robert De Niro is in part responsible for perhaps the greatest boxing film (sorry “Rocky”) ever…”Raging Bull”. Now he’s returning to the genre in “Hands of Stone”. He’ll take over the role that was attached to Al Pacino at one point, playing trainer Ray Arcel. Edgar Ramriez, who was last seen in “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Wrath of the Titans” will play boxer Roberto Duran, who quit in the middle of a much hyped fight against Sugar Ray Leonard.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“Raging Bull” is widely considered to be one of the best movies from the 80s. Starring Robert De Niro and directed by Martin Scorsese, the film is a classic. So, Hollywood deciding to continue the story more than two decades later? Gives you pause. And, without Scorsese or De Niro involved, one has to wonder about this project. “Raging Bull II” will chronicle the early life of Jake LaMotta.¬†William Forsythe, Joe Mantegna, Tom Sizemore, Penelope Ann Miller and Mojean Aria star in the upcoming film.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.