Kevin Hart, Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone team up for 'Grudge Match'

 /  October 11 2012

Announced by Deadline today, October 11, 2012, Warner Bros has made a remarkable series of casting decisions for the upcoming film, âGrudge Match.â Kevin Hart has been cast as the fight promoter who gets two retired brawlers, the legendary silver screen boxers, Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone to square off in the ring. Better yet, the studio has green lit the film, which will be helmed by director Peter Segal (â50 First Dates,â âGet Smartâ) and written by the genius behind the âEntourageâ series, Doug Ellin. The film is also being produced by Billy Gerber (âGran Torinoâ) and Mark Steven Johnson (âGrumpier Old Menâ).

Following his success in the hilarious âThink Like A Man,â Hart is extremely hot right now, and itâs easy to see him as a hilarious little fight promoter, though the filmâs main draw here will be the ultimate silver screen boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Jake Lamotta from âRaging Bull.â

( - By Ken Syme. Photo by Warner Bros. Corporation)