With Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro signed up to box for director Peter Segal in Grudge Match, it was only logical that a beautiful woman would be somewhere in the mix. Film magazines like Empire have been hot on the trail of this new Stallone project and are reporting that Kim Basinger has now joined the cast. Entertainment magazines like Variety are also reporting the addition of Alan Arkin to the cast.
It’s Rocky vs Jake LaMotta in this tale of two retired fighters lured back into the ring in order to settle an old score. Kevin Hart will play the fight promoter who sees a fast buck and sets up the bout. The film is based on a script by Doug Ellin, who re-wrote the original writer Tim Kelleher. The project is set to go before the cameras sometime in 2013.