Because you’ve always wanted to see Rocky Balboa and Jake La Motta go at it in the ring once and for all, Warner Bros. decided to give you Peter Segal’s “Grudge Match”, a boxing movie starring the two actors who played those two roles. It’s not the actual characters from their respective movies, but apparently it’s kinda like those characters. Or something.
Check out the first trailer for “Grudge Match” below.
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.
Also starring Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger and Jon Bernthal.
Because nothing says old guys beating each other up like Christmas, the film steps into the ring this December 25th.