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2 Apr 2012

Usher set to play Sugar Ray Leonard in new film

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April 2, 2012 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

EURweb.com

 

Usher’s stepping back into the acting arena, but this time as a champion boxer.

 

The singer is set to star in an upcoming film “Hands of Stone,” playing the role of Sugar Ray Leonard. The movie is actually about Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, but Usher has a significant part.

 

He’s been training to become the world champion who achieved five different weight divisions and later retired from boxing in 1997 after making several comebacks.

 

“I’m in preparation for a very incredible role,” Usher said. “If you guys see me running around London, that’s what it is. If you see me in the corners boxing, I’m doing that while working on this album.”

 

Filming for the movie will begin later this month.

 

Meanwhile, musically, Usher’s also working on his next album that will fit the musical tastes of more than just R&B.

 

“I love the feeling that we have here and the different styles of music. Let’s find a way to make an album that works everywhere, that works here, works for my fans, works for the classic audience, works for my pop audience, and that’s why you feel you’re hearing this eclectic mixture of music,” he told NME.

 

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