Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone for boxing flick?
Film legends Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone set face each other in the ring.
The Hollywood actors will star in ‘Grudge Match’, where they play a pair of ageing brawlers in the boxing saga. The Warner Bros production casts 69-year-old Robert De Niro as a retired pugilist who is coaxed back into the ring to battle old rival Sylvester Stallone, 66.
De Niro scooped an Oscar for his unforgettable depiction of violent bruiser Jake LaMotta in ‘Raging Bull’, while Stallone made his name in the ‘Rocky’ series.
Rumours of the film have circulated since October 2010, but it has officially been given the go-ahead after the leading men successfully re-negotiated their roles.
Peter Segal will be directing and Doug Ellin, creator of hit TV show ‘Entourage’, is currently working on a re-draft of the script.
The film is expected to being production in 2013.
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