Grudge Match is set for release in the UK January 24th and if you’ve not seen or heard anything about it, have a watch of the video below! We’ve seen a couple of trailers for the movie bringing together Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro which if you’ve missed can be seen here. Grudge Match plays on two of the most well known boxing movies of all time in the form of Raging Bull and the Rocky franchise to pit the two boxing legends together.
This new featurette presents a fake documentary (“mocumentary”) style storyline with a slightly more substantial take on the history between former light heavyweight champions “Kid” (Robert De Niro) and “Razor Sharp” (Sylvester Stallone). It has interviews with the likes of Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield talking about the two former fighters coming back together after such a long time and what we can expect from this ‘fight’. It’s a very clever featurette and we think you’ll like it!
There’s more info in the synopsis below but with a cast that also includes Jon Bernthal, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart and Kim Basinger, we’re hoping for greatness.
Award-winning movie legends Oscar® winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar® nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) star as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final 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.