The legendary Rocky franchise is getting a modern reboot with Creed, an upcoming sequel which continues the legacy of the Rocky Balboa-Apollo Creed boxing rivalry.
As Deadline reports, MGM has already started recruiting its cast and crew. Up-and-coming filmmaker Ryan Coogler (who won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Festival for his debut film, Fruitvale Station) will direct the project, and Michael B. Jordan – who starred in Fruitvale – is in talks to star as Apollo Creed's grandson, a gifted young boxer who rebels against his wealthy family and seeks out the retired Balboa as a mentor.
Diehard Rocky fans should rest easy: Sylvester Stallone will reprise his role as the title character. Creed is the first installment in the franchise since 2006's Rocky Balboa, which was written and directed by Stallone.
To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here
MUSIC 9 Classic Devo Videos
OLYMPICS 18 Epic Opening Ceremonies
Picks From Around the Web
blog comments powered by Disqus