While in their prime, Stallone portrayed the ever popular boxer Rocky Balboa, while De Niro played the far more intense and frightening Jake La Motta in Raging Bull. Back in October it was announced that both actors would be putting on the gloves one more time, and stepping into the ring for Grudge Match.
Directed by Peter Segal (Get Smart, Anger Management), the film has been written by Doug Ellin, Tim Kelleher and Rodney Rothman. Billy Gerber and Mark Steven Johnson are producing with Michael Ewing.
In the film, Grudge Match, both Stallone and De Niro will play retired boxers who are brought back to the ring by fight a promoter played by Kevin Hart. Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin, Jon Bernthal and Han Soto also star.
The first behind the scenes image punched its way on-line earlier today, and features De Niro and Stallone in full boxing kit, and both looking as if they have just gone ten rounds with each other. Also featured in the image is NBA star Robin Lopez. Check out the image next.
Grudge Match opens in US cinemas on 15th November.