Oh dear oh dear, what has happened to the US poster for upcoming action comedy, Grudge Match? It has just been released, and you can view it below if you have the stomach for it.
Made to look like an old school boxing promotion poster, the design is cool, but the imagery is not. Stallone and De Niro look… well, slightly off is the best way to describe it, they just don’t look at all normal, barely human in fact. Then there is the bizarre heads of the rest of the cast, just hanging around in the bottom of the poster and all looking a bit weird. A strange poster indeed.
Grudge Match is directed by Peter Segal, and written by Tim Kelleher and Doug Ellin. Joining Stallone and De Niro are Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal, Kevin Hart and Griff Furst.
The film arrives in UK cinemas on January 24th 2014.
In “Grudge Match,” De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all.
But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.