Stallone and De Niro head back into the ring

Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro have agreed to play the roles of two retired fighters who are coaxed back into the ring in the upcoming Warner Brothers comedy ‘Grudge Match’ to be directed by Peter Segal.

The two veteran actors are best known for their boxing roles as Rocky Balboa and Jake LaMotta in respective hit movies ‘Rocky’ and ‘Raging Bull’ and will both now step back between the ropes for the film.

Doug Ellin of Entourage fame and 1990’s comedy writer Tim Kelleher have also signed up to write the screenplay, with a release date and extended cast to be announced shortly.