Two new character posters for the upcoming Grudge Match have arrived, and as you already see from our title – it’s time to meet the trainer Lightning, played by Alan Arkin, and Kevin Hart who stars as the promoter named Dante Slate, Jr. Christmas Day is Grudgement Day, head inside to take a look…
For those who may have missed those great retro character posters with Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, now is the perfect moment to check them out, ’cause hey – those guys are a pair of aging boxing rivals coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout 30 years after their last match!
In other words, Sly is Henry ‘Razor’ Sharp and De Niro is Billy ‘The Kid’ McDonnen in Peter Segal’s comedy which follows two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight.
As you already had a chance to see in the official trailer, each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers.
Here’s the rest of the plot:
Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all. But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.
Also starring Jon Bernthal, Kim Basinger, and Camden Grey, Grudge Match opens on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2013.
Let us know what you think about these posters & stay tuned for more!