Usher Raymond has been a busy man lately! Aside from having a chart-topping single out right now, the singer is gearing up to play boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film ‘Hand of Stone’, which chronicles the life of Panamanian champion fighter Roberto Durán. The singer will star opposite of Oscar winning actor Robert DeNiro and Gael Bernal.
Usher, who was recently spotted in London, has already started prepping for the role:
“I’m in preparation for a very incredible role,” Usher told the BBC. “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 year, but music will keep Usher occupied until then. His seventh studio album, is slated to drop later this year.
They better have a good make-up artist on the set because they’re going to have to push that hairline WAY back to make Ush look like Sugar Ray!