Red carpet rematch!

Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone get into character and

practise their punches at Grudge Match premiere

Playing boxers is something these two know well, so it comes as no surprise that Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro couldn’t resist a quick bout on the red carpet.

The actors looked to be having a great time posing for photographers at the premiere of their latest movie, Grudge Match, in New York on Monday.

They play aging boxing rivals who get back into the ring for one last fight, but Stallone, 67, looked eager to prove he was the stronger competitor.

There ain’t going to be a rematch! Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro at the premiere of Grudge Match in New York on Monday

The former Rocky actor jokingly held his fist to his companion’s face as De Niro, 70, feigned a look of fear.

The stars where then seeing laughing away, before De Niro got his own back with a mock punch to the jaw.

Dressed in a tweed flat cap, the Silver Linings Playbook star looked fairly casual for the event in a blue polo shirt, navy blazer and grey trousers.

 

Keeping him on his toes! The actors looked to be having a great time was they pretended to fight on the red carpet
Keeping him on his toes! The actors looked to be having a great time was they pretended to fight on the red carpet

No Grudge here! De Niro opted for a tweed flat cap for the occasion
Bravo! De Niro shows off his acting skills as he pretends to be scared of his pal

No Grudge here! Stallone looked a little smarter than his pal, who wore a tweed flat cap

While Stallone opted for a dark suit and black jumper, before posing with fellow costar Kim Basinger who opted for masculine attire.

Wearing a tailored navy blue pin-striped suit to the event, the 60-year-old was a far cry from her feminine blonde bombshell image, but looked absolutely stunning.

The pair play two aging fighters returning for one match some thirty years after their last meeting, a fight that effectively finished their boxing careers.

 

Got ya! The Rocky star holds a fist up to De Niro's chin
Got ya! The Rocky star holds a fist up to De Niro’s chin

 

Meeting the professionals! The 67-year-old posed with boxer Larry Holmes at the Ziegfeld Theater
Meeting the professionals! The 67-year-old posed with boxer Larry Holmes at the Ziegfeld Theater

 

Revenge: De Niro, 70, also jokingly held up his fists before the pair headed into the venue
Revenge: De Niro, 70, also jokingly held up his fists before the pair headed into the venueThe film also sees them borrow heavily from their previous boxing endeavours – particularly Stallone, whose role as Henry ‘Razor’ Sharp sees him work out in a meat locker, just like Rocky.The comedy also includes a scene where the pair climb into skin suits illuminated with bulbs while they throw mock punches for an animated computer game.Other stars to feature in the film include Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin and Jon Bernthal – best known for his role as Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead.

Suited and booted: Stallone waves to fans as he stood next to costar Kim Basinger, who was dressed in a three-piece suit
Suited and booted: Stallone waves to fans as he stood next to costar Kim Basinger, who was dressed in a three-piece suit

 

70 going on...: The Hollywood star pretends to be in pain while sporting a navy suit jacket and polo shirt
70 going on…: The Hollywood star pretends to be in pain while sporting a navy suit jacket and polo shirtThe cast: Movie director Peter Segal, left, Sly, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Robert De Niro and Kim attended the screening at the Ziegfeld TheaterThe cast: Movie director Peter Segal, left, Sly, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Robert De Niro and Kim attended the screening at the Ziegfeld Theater

 

 

Source : Daily mail

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