The new trailer for GRUDGE MATCH has dropped. A comic title bout between two film heavyweights… Jake La Motta vs. Rocky Balboa!
Alan Arkin looks to be hilarious, as usual.
James White at Empire reports:
“Grudge Match follows what happens when two old school boxers, whose careers peaked in the 1980s, are brought back together for one final, grand slam fit of fisticuffs.
It’s all the idea of boxing promoter Dante (Kevin Hart), who spots an opportunity to reunite bitter old rivals Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (De Niro) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Stallone), who traded blows and championship belts before Razor announced his retirement before a big deciding match.
Before they get back in the ring, though, the pair meet while filming motion capture scenes for a new boxing game, and the old conflict comes bubbling back to the surface. Soon, the HBO bout is a hot ticket, but can the two old timers make it through training?
While the trailer shows the film is frontloading the laughs, it does appear there’s a fair chunk of emotion running through this one too as the veteran fighters consider their lives and confront old demons, including Billy’s discovery that he has a son (The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal).”