Check out the latest release dates for the following Warner Bros. movies:
- Jupiter Ascending – The new film from the Wachowski siblings, starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean, will open on July 25, 2014.
- Grudge Match – Peter Segal’s fight flick between aging boxers played by Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone will now open on January 10, 2014.
Hit the jump for more on both pictures.
When we first got word that Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) and Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) would meet in the ring as aging boxers in Grudge Match, we were curious as to what shape they both be in. Now, thanks to the first image from the set, we have a pretty good idea. They look a little bloody and beat up, but in more than decent enough shape to knock in the teeth of your average movie blogger.
Also starring Kim Basinger, Peter Segal’s Grudge Match opens this November 15th. Hit the jump to check out the first look at De Niro and Stallone.
We’ve got a few release date announcements to share today, and two of them are on the same date.
- jOBS – The Ashton Kutcher-fronted Steve Jobs biopic premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this Friday, and now Open Road has set a firm April 19, 2013 release date.
- The Counselor – Director Ridley Scott’s drama, written by Cormac McCarthy, will land in theaters on November 15, 2013. The top-notch cast includes Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, and Brad Pitt.
- Grudge Match – Also opening on November 15, 2013 will be this Sylvester Stallone/Robert De Niro boxing movie.
- Ghosts – A new horror/thriller from Lionsgate and Paranormal Activity producer Jason Blum will open on January 10, 2014.
Hit the jump to read the press release for jOBS and look for our review on the site later this weekend.
Coming off a stellar turn in this year’s Argo, Alan Arkin is now looking to team up with a couple of Hollywood vets. Variety reports that Arkin is in talks to join Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone in the boxing pic Grudge Match. De Niro plays a former boxer who retired after being defeated by Stallone’s character and is now an out-of-shape restaurant owner, but the crux of Grudge Match revolves around the two stepping back into the ring for a rematch years later.
Arkin is looking to play the former trainer of Stallone’s character “who despite a medical condition, agrees to resume his post after Stallone rescues him from a nursing home.” Peter Segal (Get Smart) will direct from a script by Doug Ellin (Entourage), and Kim Basinger is also onboard to star. Production begins early next year in Louisiana.
Some major veteran casting announcements to announce today:
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Ladies and gentlemen! In the blue corner we have the Italian Stallion, Mr. Expendable himself, Sylvester “Rocky” Stallone. And in the red corner, the Greatest of All Time, the Godfather, the Taxi Driver, the Raging Bull, Robert De Niro! Warner Bros. has officially greenlit the Peter Segal (Tommy Boy) picture, Grudge Match. The film follows two retired fighters who put on the gloves for one last bout. With the most recent draft turned in by Doug Ellin (Entourage), the studio has given this one the go-ahead. Hit the jump for more on Grudge Match.
We haven’t heard about Grudge Match since October 2010. It was an exciting time, when the rumor surfaced that the stars of the two greatest boxing movies of all time would face off as two retired fighters who step into the ring for one final match. Robert De Niro vs. Sylvester Stallone—Raging Bull vs. Rocky. Here in 2012, The Wrap confirms that De Niro and Stallone are in negotiations, and the production is tentatively scheduled to shoot early next year under director Peter Segal (Get Smart). Even though Segal was tapped as a director, I don’t think we knew this is a comedy before today. But that’s clear now that Warner Bros. hired Entourage creator Doug Ellin to write the most recent draft. (Kind of. Entourage wasn’t funny, but it was nominated for Best Comedy Series three times, so Ellin is purportedly funny. Let’s focus on the talent in front of the camera.)
Stallone is definitely in fighting shape. And I’d love to see De Niro method his way back into shape (if the role even requires). Hit the jump for clips of the men in their boxing primes.
by Tommy Cook Posted: October 26th, 2010 at 2:07 pm
Nothing brings more joy to my heart than the thought of old people fighting one another. Their withered, crumpled flesh sagging as their arms stretch out in attempt to meet the decrepit face of their antagonist. Sheer bliss. So the news, via Deadline, that Peter Segal (Get Smart) has been tapped to helm such a feature — titled Grudge Match– may be the single greatest thing to happen in the film industry since Lee Marvin’s mere existence.
The film, written by Tim Kelleher, focuses on the renewed rivalry between two fighters 50 years after they faced off against one another in the boxing ring. Rumors have circulated that producers Billy Gerber and Mark Steven Johnson are attempting to attach Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as the elder rivals in question. However I feel the two are just not quite old enough for the parts. How about Ernest Borgnine (fresh off Red) vs. Clint Eastwood or Gene Hackman or Sean Connery (if that is you could convince any of the latter three actors to un-retire). To be fair I don’t care who Ernest Borgnine faces off against – as long as Borgnine is doing some of the fighting.
by Jeff Ames Posted: October 19th, 2010 at 10:14 pm
Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are rumored to go head to head in Tim Kelleher’s Grudge Match. According to Production Weekly, the project is housed at Warner Bros. Not much else is known about the project at this time — hell, IMDB just barely posted a space for it. But THR states the film is about two former boxers, Billy “The Kid” McGuigan and Henry “Razor” Sharp, who go into the ring for one final round against one another. The film will reportedly have a tone similar to that of Clint Eastwood’s Space Cowboys.
Kelleher has written for (among other things) the popular 90s television show In Living Color, and has directed one feature film, the aptly titled 1998 TV-movie The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon. Kelleher wrote the script to Grudge Match, which is produced by Billy Gerber and Mark Steven Johnson; no word on whether he will take the directorial chair or pass this on to somebody else. This will be the second time Stallone and DeNiro have teamed up, having starred together in director James Mangold’s Copland back in 1997.