Veteran duo to team up for boxing flick

Veteran duo to team up for boxing flick

Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are set to star in action comedy 'Grudge Match'.

The pair are favoured by director Peter Segal for the boxing movie - which tells the tale of two rival boxers who are tempted back into the ring for one last bout despite neither of them having fought for years - and will film the roles next year.

A Hollywood insider said: "Stallone and De Niro are expected to come on board as they're both fans of the director and have both sent themselves up in comedies in recent years.

"If they go head-to-head in the ring it will certainly be a little piece of Hollywood history."

Both actors are well known for portraying boxers in the past - Stallone, 64, has appeared in six 'Rocky' movies while 67-year-old De Niro won an Oscar for his portrayal of Jake La Motta in 'Raging Bull'.

Stallone is expected to work on a follow-up to his hit action movie 'The Expendables' soon, while De Niro has a number of projects coming up next year, including 'The Killer Elite' with Jason Statham and 'The Dark Fields' alongside Abbie Cornish and Bradley Cooper.

More in this Section

Love Island’s Paige faces ‘predicament’ as dumping loomsLove Island’s Paige faces ‘predicament’ as dumping looms

Galway’s Eimear Noone to be first woman conductor at OscarsGalway’s Eimear Noone to be first woman conductor at Oscars

Natalia Vodianova: Women have been brainwashed to think periods are shamefulNatalia Vodianova: Women have been brainwashed to think periods are shameful

'I can bring the Pope for a free kebab': Colin Farrell talks Abrakebabra on Jimmy Kimmel'I can bring the Pope for a free kebab': Colin Farrell talks Abrakebabra on Jimmy Kimmel


Lifestyle

IT IS movie award season and Irish designers and their luxury creations were the stars of the silver screen this week.From red carpet to luxe rugs: Ireland's designers get movie-star treatment

Falsies don’t have to be fiddly, says Katie Wright.5 common myths about false lashes

Hiring professional designers to guide you through a home revamp can get you what you want, which doesn’t necessarily have to be what TV home improvement shows tell us, writes Carol O’Callaghan.What a professional interior designer can do for you when planning a home revamp

Kya deLongchamps turns the spotlight on countertop stars to look out for in the last throes of the January sales.Counter culture: Some star kitchen appliance buys

More From The Irish Examiner