In October 2010 there were rumors about a boxing comedy from the director of ‘Tommy Boy’ and ‘Anger Management’ Peter Segall. The story would deal with two retired boxers who return to the ring for one last extraordinary fight.
Back then it was said that the two boxers would be Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone, but the cast seemed like a fantasy. Now it is said that both stars are in negotiations and the movie will begin shooting next year.
In reality the most exciting thing about this announcement is seeing Rocky Balboa and Jake La Motta from ‘Raging Bull’ again, in what would be the most fantastic fight on the big screen.
The most concerning thing is that Segal will be the one to direct it and in reality he hasn’t done anything good since ‘Tommy Boy’ with Chris Farley, except for ‘My Fellow Americans’ and ’50 First Dates’.
The other problem is that the last comedic roles from De Niro have been disappointing, such as the ones in ‘Little Fockers’ and ‘New Year’s Eve’. On the other hand, Stallone hasn’t done a comedy since ‘Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot’.
We don’t really know how this movie will turn out, since it can easily end up being a disaster. But, maybe these two historic actors and iconic boxers can give us an incredible comedy, for the first time in a long time. It will remain to be seen.