Alan Arkin Holds A “Grudge Match”

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is in talks to join the comedy boxing pic .

The story centers on two retired boxers, and lifelong rivals who are coaxed out of retirement and into the ring for one final grudge match — 50 years after their last title fight. Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone will play the boxers with Kevin Hart starring as the fight promotor. Kim Basinger will play an old love of Stallone’s character and Arkin will play his former trainer who decides to help him win this one last fight.

Helmer Peter Segal will produce with Bill Gerber, Mark Steven Johnson and Michael Ewing.

Arkin is coming off a superb performance in Ben Affleck’s “Argo” and wil next star in “Stand Up Guys” and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”. He won an Oscar for his performance in 2006’s “Little Miss Sunshine”.

Arkin is repped by ICM.

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