Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone are teaming up to fight each other in a new boxing comedy called Grudge Match, and here's our first look at the actors after a little sparring session in the ring. Both actors have played boxers in previous films, and it will be fun to see them getting back in the ring to fight each other.
In the film De Niro and Stallone play retired fighters who decide to step into the ring one last time to settle an old score. Stallone plays a character named Henry 'Razor' Sharp, "who retired after winning his last fight against Billy 'The Kid' McGuigan (De Niro), a passionate pugilist who never recovered after losing his belt to Razor and being denied a rematch. Now an out-of-shape restaurant owner, The Kid longs to be back in the spotlight and jumps at the chance to take another shot at Razor."
The film also stars Kim Basinger and Alan Arkin who plays a character named "Lightning" Louis Epstein. He's "Razor's former trainer who despite a medical condition, agrees to resume his post after Razor rescues him from a nursing home. Razor takes the rematch to pay Lightning's medical bills, but questions his decision when an old flame (Basinger) comes back into his life. Comedian Kevin Hart will co-star as the fight promoter."
The movie is being directed by Peter Segal from a script written by Entourage creator Doug Ellin. This is sure to end up being a fun movie.