Oh, I get it: They both played boxers in movies.
Sylvester Stallone has immersed himself in The Expendables since the first one made me want to walk out back in 2010, but it wasn’t necessarily the end of his classic days — and I’m not referring to another Rambo. Although I think (and pray) the Rocky series reached its conclusion some years back, it looks as though that may not have been Sylvester Stallone‘s last time with the boxing gloves.
TheWrap reports that he and Robert De Niro are both eyeing a return to the ring with Grudge Match, a Warner Bros. comedy about two ex-boxers lacing up once more to engage in a… you know. The most recent script comes from Entourage creator Doug Ellin; Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard) is attached to direct for Mark Steven Johnson and Gerber Pictures.
Despite any potential behind such a pairing, the busy schedules of either actor — De Niro and Stallone have at least a couple of movies waiting to start up — means they aren’t necessarily guaranteed to lead. Then, on that note, is it wrong that I’d actually kind of like to see them come together? Neither actor is one I care much about anymore, so if they’re actually going to make something nowadays, a little (most importantly, indirect) retread of their better-known work could prove to be, at worst, mildly amusing; that’s more than I really expect to get out of them nowadays.
Does Grudge Match sound like a fun pairing of these two actors?
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