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Robert DeNiro to fight Sylvester Stallone in new boxing movie (Adrian!)

Dec 20, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT

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As movie boxing mashups go, personally I’d rather see Apollo Creed vs. the robot from Real Steel. But this could work. Robert DeNiro and Sylvester Stallone are both in training to fight each other in a new boxing movie, although they’re not reprising their roles as Jake LaMotta and Rocky Balboa. The working title of this film has not been released, but may I suggest The Creaky Bones? Or how about Grumpy and Hospitalized Old Men?

NBCNews Entertainment:

The pairing was announced back in October on Deadline, which noted that “Entourage” creator/writer Doug Ellin was crafting the storyline. But as Showbiz411 noted, the actors are now training together, which means “Raging Bull” is practicing battle scenes with “Rocky.”

De Niro, who played LaMotta in the 1980 film Raging Bull, is 69. Stallone, who invented the Rocky Balboa character in 1976, is 66. Together that makes them 135, or the same age as the microphone.

  1. crotchpunch - Dec 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    I can see the tagline now: “Whoever wins, we lose.”

  2. skids003 - Dec 21, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    And the winner is……..their wallets!!