Usher has landed a major role in the film "Hands of Stone", which centers around the life of Roberto Duran, the boxer who beat Sugar Ray Leonard in an epic 1980 matchup for the WBC welterweight title. Duran would eventually be defeated by Leonard in a rematch months later.
Usher has apparently been preparing himself for the role for over a year now. Also appearing in the film will be Robert De Niro, who'll play Duran's trainer, Ray Arcel. The movie is set to begin filming in Panama in October.