Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are in talks to take the lead in the Warner Bros. boxing comedy Grudge Match. It’s been a long time coming, as back in October 2012 Warner was eying the actors for the Peter Segal (Get Smart) directed film, but it’s only now that they’re officially in talks.
The film is said to want to evoke the spirit of Space Cowboys, although rather than seeing old guys go into space, this one has retired boxers Billy “The Kid” McGuigan and Henry “Razor” Sharp, who were bitter rivals during their pugilist careers, coaxed out of retirement for one last bout. However these aren’t guys who gave up fighting a couple of years ago, as their last match-up was 50 years ago! Doug Ellin penned the latest draft of the film.
Segal is directing with shooting expected to start early next year. (Source: The Wrap)