It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Usher in a movie role, and it looks like he is expanding his horizons and his career a bit with his next project. The “Climax” singer has officially signed on to play the key role of Sugar Ray Leonard in an upcoming movie titled “Hands of Stone.”

Usher Raymond will take on the role of the iconic boxer, while he acts alongside other legends such as Robert De Niro and Gael Garcia Bernal. Bernal will be the lead role of the film, premised around Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán, and Usher will play in a supporting role of the sports story movie.So while he’s been busy battling his ex-wife’s crazy demands for lawyer money, being a great father to his two sons; Ursh has also been in the ring training for the film.

Billboard shared Usher’s excitement for the new role, “This is going to be an incredible movie — in time an incredible story — and I’m really looking forward to that.”

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