Two actors. Two iconic roles as boxers. While Robert De Niro was a one man wrecking machine in Raging Bull, Stallone was building a legacy as the loveable Rocky Balboa. Now, the two actors are returning to the ring as different fighters, in Grudge Match, which sees the retired pros settle the score once and for all.
The only question is, which one of them has Kim Basinger in their corner?
Basinger has signed on the love interest as that reignites the old rivalry between the pensioner punchers, as she’ll be caught in the middle for the Peter Segal film.
It’s not the first film that De Niro will star in that involves old flames and jealous hearts, as he’ll still be harbouring a grudge in Last Vegas, due out next year which has more gambling than punching involved.
Grudge Match also stars Kevin Hart as the obligatory greasy fight promoter, with shooting scheduled to begin next year. As for Basinger, she can be seen next in the Paul Haggis directed Third Person.
Last Updated: November 5, 2012