A new image from the upcoming Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone flick Grudge Match features the stars striking a pose with NBA players Robin Lopez and Xavier Henry.
The actors will star as aging boxers in director Peter Segal’s upcoming comedy. According to Ropes of Silicon, the characters decide to schedule one last night against one another years after their last match. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters at some point next year.
The image gives fans of Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone an opportunity to see what the actors will like like in the film. You can find the image embedded below.
Movie buffs will be quick to point out that this isn’t the first time the pair has portrayed boxers on the big screen. Robert De Niro famously starred as self-destructive fighter Jake La Motta in director Martin Scorsese’s 1980 classic Raging Bull.
Sylvester Stallone portrayed a fighter four years earlier in Karate Kid director John G. Avildsen’s Rocky. Stallone would also pen the script for the award-winning drama.
The action hero is about to have a very busy year. The actor recently wrapped production on writer-director John Herzfeld’s drama Reach Me with Lauren Cohan and Cary Elwes. Stallone is also getting the next Expendables flick off the ground.
Robert De Niro also has his hands full in 2013. The Taxi Driver star reportedly finished work on Killing Season with John Travolta and Motel co-starring John Cusack.
Director Peter Segal’s boxing comedy doesn’t have a release date as of this writing. However, it’s currently believed the film will land in theaters at some point next year.
Are you a fan of Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro? What do you think about Grudge Match?