Two actors that have played two of the most iconic boxers in movie history are about to return to the ring in the movie ‘Grudge Match’. Sylvester Stallone, who once played Rocky Balboa and Robert DeNiro, who played boxing legend Jake LaMotte in Raging Bull, will be airing their differences fist to face, despite both men getting up there in years.
It’s not going to be all badly performed stunts and catch-phrases, however. This movie is a comedy about boxing, not a straight-up throw-down. The Raging Bull and Rocky will play two old, retired boxers who happen to hate the piss out of each other. Nearly 50 years after their last title fight, some fight promoter convinces them that it’s a good idea to go head-to-head once more.
Grudge Match is being put together by Warner Bros., directed by Peter Segal (Get Smart) and is being written by Doug Ellin (Entourage). The newest addition to cast and crew is Kevin Hart, who recently signed on to play the promoter that wants the two to get in the ring and break some hips.