Getting Rocky and Jake La Motta in the ring is a fun idea, and that’s what’s happening in Grudge Match, where Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro will be boxing one another. Now they’ve got some younger company, as Variety reports that Walking Dead star Jon Bernthal has joined the cast.
The film is about two retired boxers (De Niro and Stallone) who step back into the ring to settle an old score. Jon Bernthal will play De Niro’s estranged son, who feels conflicted about training his father. Kevin Hart, Kim Basinger, and Alan Arkin have also signed on to star.
Peter Segal is directing, with shooting is scheduled to begin next year in Louisiana.