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Earlier this week, Warner Brothers gave the upcoming comedy Grudge Match the green light for production. The film will pit Robert DeNiro against Sylvester Stallone as two aging boxers pulled back into the ring for a final fight against each other by a promoter who will be played by Kevin Hart.
Entourage creator Doug Ellin has written most of the script, and well-known comedy director (and friend to Adam Sandler) Peter Segal will helm the movie. Of course, both actors are well known for the iconic boxing films Raging Bull and Rocky, even though both actors are getting up there in age, as DeNiro is 69 and Stallone is 66. Stallone is known for his continued action career while DeNiro has slowed considerably as far as physically demanding roles go in the past 15-20 years. I’m curious to see what type of shape they both get into for the film, or if the fact that they have both aged considerably will be part of the comedy.