How To Meet Sylvester Stallone in Philadelphia
Stallone has been in town a few weeks now as he is working on the movie Creed. Creed will tell the story of Apollo Creed’s grandson (played by
Michael B Jordan), who decides to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and
become a professional boxer. At first he was prepping for the movie Creed at Dive in Old City. Now the movie has started to film. In the evening Stallone has been making the rounds to some of Philly’s most delicious dining spots.
He’s gone to Estia,
He’s gone to D’Angelo’s in Rittenhouse Square.
He’s even gone to the top of the Rocky stairs where these lucky tourists caught up with him.
converted into Delphi Boxing Academy, Home of Apollo Creed in January,
2015 for the filming of “Creed”.
. Andre S.O.G. Ward Two-time Super Middleweight World Champion, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist has been tapped to be in the movie.
Fans are always writing me, where can I find him. For the past two days Creed has been filming in West Philly. Then I hear it’s back to the Boxing Studio for him. It seems that he’s not in any of the scenes being filmed yet, but he is a producer of the movie, and that’s why he’s on set, and why he could fly to France last week to film a commercial for a bread that he is an official spokesperson for.
To Meet Sly Stallone I would just stake out the film set at the boxing studio, or any one of the Italian restaurants in the City. I think he’ll go to Ralph’s next. Thoughts? Follow @Iphillychitchat for the latest news. Also read Molly Eichel’s column for an awesome story in today’s paper about Sly stopping by to see his boyhood home. That was cool.
Logline: This continuation of the “Rocky” franchise focuses on
Adonis, the raised-in-privilege grandson of former heavyweight boxing
champion Apollo Creed, whose family would prefer that he not follow in
his grandfather’s footsteps, given the tragic end to the elder Creed’s
career, and life, in the ring — but Adonis, who possesses tons of
natural boxing ability and a secret, irrepressible desire to compete,
finds a trainer and mentor in his late granddad’s ex-rival and friend,
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM)
Production Company: Winkler Films
Director: Ryan Coogler
Executive Producer(s): Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff, Nicolas Stern
Producer(s): Kevin King, Charles Winkler, David Winkler, Billy Chartoff, Sylvester Stallone
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew, Tessa Thompson
Writer(s): Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington
SSN Insight: This project re-teams Coogler and Jordan who previously worked together on indie darling Fruitvale Station. Per THR, Coogler took Creed to MGM before production on Fruitvale Station,
“It was an idea I took to them and met with Stallone for his blessing.
It’s a universal story about family, so I hope it’ll fly.”