Film News Roundup: Russell Hornsby Joins ‘Creed’ Sequel for MGM-Warner Bros.

In today’s film news roundup, “Creed II” rounds out its cast, the African American Film Critics Association starts a screening series with American Cinematheque and Sundance award winner Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers begins shooting her first feature.

Castings “Fences” star Russell Hornsby has joined Michael B.

Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in MGM-Warner Bros.’ “Creed II,” which began shooting Monday in Philadelphia.

“Creed II” is the continuation of the Rocky franchise and the sequel to 2015’s “Creed,” which took in more than $170 million at the worldwide box office.

The new film is being directed by Steven Caple Jr., from an original screenplay written by Stallone based on characters from the franchise.

Jordan is returning as Adonis Creed and Stallone as Rocky Balboa.

Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris and Andre Ward are reprising their roles.

The film is produced by Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton and Stallone.

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