By Mandela Wells



This weeks brings big announcements, as two major films have officially announced set release dates.

“Sing Street,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival will be released on April 15th, while boxing drama “Hands of Stone” is set for release on August 26th.

“Sing Street” is set in 1980’s Dublin and follows the story of a 14-year-old boy who tries to escape his troubled family by convincing a stunning girl to star in a music video for his would-be band. The movie will be directed by Irish director/screenwriter John Carney.

“Hands of Stone” will be directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz and features “Joy” stars Edgar Ramirez  and Robert DeNiro. The centers around Roberto Duran (Ramirez) and his trainer/mentor Ray Arcel (De Niro). Duran, a Panamanian fighter made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16-year‐old before retiring at the age of 50 in 2002.

The movie will chronicle moments such as his title win over Sugar Ray Leonard (played by Usher) to their infamous rematch in which he uttered the words “no mas” (“no more”).

Stay tuned for more on both films.