Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Tom Hiddleston's Off To Skull Island
Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct the King Kong origin tale
Chris Hemsworth Says I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Producing and starring in a film about Hank Williams' doctor
Jack Huston Is The New Ben-Hur
He'll join Morgan Freeman in the latest version of the epic tale
James D'Arcy Recruited for Agent Carter
He'll be Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark's butler
Into The Woods Poster Stalks Online
Be careful what you wish for
Ben Kingsley Joins Brooklyn Bridge
Brie Larson also on for new Daniel Radcliffe drama
Ciaran Hinds Will Bleed For This
He's joining Miles Teller in a boxing biopic
Margaret Qualley Finds The Nice Guys
Leftovers actress joins Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe
Cara Delevingne Moves To Paper Towns
She'll star opposite Nat Wolff
Gillian Jacobs Set For Love
Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin create a Netflix comedy
Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi spectacular
Lee Child Talks The Next Reacher Movie
Exclusive - And he reveals the title of Reacher 20!
See The World Exclusive New Interstellar Poster
We unveil the US one-sheet for Christopher Nolan's latest
Matt Damon And Paul Greengrass Reportedly Back For More Bourne
Call it The Bourne Reunion, perhaps.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
08 September 2014
Karl Urban Talks Dredd Prequel
Will Dredd head for the Cursed Earth?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
About Last Night (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Ride Along (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Godfather Part II (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Grudge Match (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Stallone Confirmed For Grudge Match
He'll box Robert De Niro

11 October 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Ding ding! Round three! We’ve been following the progress of unlikely old-timers boxing comedy Grudge Match since word of the project first surfaced in October 2010. It took until July of this year for Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone to start circling the roles of retired pugilists stepping back into the ring, and yet more time for them to commit and for Warner Bros. to ring the bell to start work on the film.

But ring it has, with Peter Segal still aboard to referee/direct the thing and Think Like A Man’s Kevin Hart now cast as the Don King-style fight promoter who arranges the fight card.

The film’s script, meanwhile, has been beaten into shape (or submission – it remains to be seen which) by Entourage creator Doug Ellin on a screenwriter-for-hire gig.

Our money’s still on Stallone winning this one, even if De Niro may look to go method and do his best to reclaim his Raging Bull form. But given how ripped Stallone is what with the Expendables films and other action movies, he’s got to be the favourite.

There’s no word on when the shoot will kick off, but with everyone now on board, it shouldn’t be too long.


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

Harris Savides Has Died
Zodiac cinematographer was 55
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

Sigh.....
looks like Bob will do any old shite for a dollar nowadays! More

Posted by papalupara at 13:01 on 12 October 2012 | Report This Post

STALLONE IS THE MAN!
Have you seen the behind the scenes footage of this guy training and sparring for the Rocky movies??? Can't knock the bloke! More

Posted by Fozola at 12:58 on 12 October 2012 | Report This Post

DeNiro is DeNiro. Wouldn't have to step into the ring to beat Sly More

Posted by NateDrake007 at 08:40 on 12 October 2012 | Report This Post

STALLONE FOR THE WIN!!!
Like there could be any other outcome... that said, this is Hollywood we're dealing with here... More

Posted by wgfuzzydunlop1 at 02:20 on 12 October 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

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 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! 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)