Whoever had the idea of putting Sylvester ‘Rocky’ Stallone and Robert ‘Raging Bull’ De Niro in a boxing movie together was a pretty smart cookie, as it’s certain to drum up interest in the film. Now the first official image from the pic has been released, although sadly it’s Rocky and Jake La Motta in the ring.
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 a Christmas US release set, with the film reaching the UK on January 17th.