Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 November 2014
Robert De Niro Confirms He's Working With David O. Russell Again
He's set for Joy
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Godfather Part II (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Grudge Match (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Last Vegas (2014)
Empire Star Rating
American Hustle (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Peter Segal Plans A Grudge Match
Jake LaMotta vs. Rocky Balboa?!

27 October 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Tim Kelleher's spec script, picked up by Warners back in May, now has a director: Peter Segal has signed on to direct the over-the-hill boxing comedy Grudge Match.

It's the story of two lifelong rival pugilists tempted back into the ring for One Last Fight, even though neither of them has strapped on the gloves for decades.

Segal previously directed Get Smart and 50 First Dates, so knows his way around an amiable featherweight project, but he may find himself with some heavyweight stars to wrangle if the studio get their way. Top of Warner's wishlist are, according to Deadline, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone. While a Balboa vs. LaMotta chuckle-fest does sound appealing, we just think it's a shame Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are no longer with us.

Mark Steven Johnson (director of Ghost Rider and Daredevil, and, as it happens, writer of Grumpy Old Men) is producing along with Bill Gerber (who had a hand in Gran Torino). No start date yet.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Eugene Levy Joins Goon
Ice hockey movie, not zombie comic
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: "Ya Never Got Me Down, Sly...Ya Never Got Me Down"
I DEMAND THIS FILM GET MADE NOW DAMMIT!!! More

Posted by lukeyboy at 10:03 on 27 October 2010 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)