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Sylvester Stallone to Make Movie About Trump-Pardoned Boxer Jack Johnson

Sylvester Stallone is teaming with MGM to produce a movie about boxer Jack Johnson, who was recently posthumously pardoned by President Donald Trump.The film will launch Stallone’s Balboa Productions, created to develop film and television projects.Johnson was a dominant boxer and the first African-American heavyweight champion. Stallone was instrumental in obtaining a presidential pardon for […]

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Tribeca-Bound Western ‘Little Woods’, Starring Tessa Thompson & Lily James, Scores International Sales Deal

Exclusive: Tribeca-bound ‘modern Western’ Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James, has been picked up for international sales by UK outfit Independent. In the debut from writer-director Nia DaCosta, Thor: Ragnarok and Creed star Thompson and Cinderella and Baby Driver star James play two estranged sisters who are driven to work outside the law […]

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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 […]

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‘Creed 2’ Officially Starts Filming; Sylvester Stallone Shares Behind-the-Scenes Video

Good news for fans of Rocky, Creed, and superstar Michael B. Jordan: Filming on Creed 2 is officially underway. The news was shared by the boxing-movie franchise creator Sylvester Stallone himself by way of a behind-the-scenes video he shared over social media. Don’t expect too much in this video except for a brief anecdote about […]

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Can Paddy Considine’s Journeyman land a knockout blow for British boxing movies?

Despite the sport’s popularity in the UK, Britain has never produced a fight flick anywhere near the likes of Rocky or Raging Bull. Can it ever change?As UK cinemas prepare for the release of Paddy Considine’s new feature Journeyman, it’s a good time to think about the genre that Considine is working in: the boxing […]

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‘Furlough’ Trailer: Tessa Thompson, Melissa Leo, Whoopi Goldberg Star In Prison Inmate Dramedy

Tessa Thompson and Melissa Leo are two actors we will watch in just about anything. While Thompson is a rising star in Hollywood, with major roles in “Creed” and “Thor: Ragnarok,” Melissa Leo is an Academy Award-winning actress and acting chameleon, turning in great performance, after great performance in films like “Frozen River,” “The Fighter,” […]

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Michael B. Jordan Vows To Adopt Inclusion Rider For His Producton Company’s Projects

Days after “inclusion rider” was trending in the wake of Frances McDormand’s impassioned Oscars speech, Michael B. Jordan has made a promise. The Black Panther and Creed actor said in an Instagram post today that he will include inclusion riders for all projects made by his production company. “In support of the women & men […]

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First ‘Creed 2′ Poster Reveals Michael B. Jordan’s Hero Squaring Off Against Ivan Drago’s Son

This weekend will be dominated by talk of Black Panther, Ryan Coogler’s exceptional Marvel movie, and its worth remembering that it was his refashioning of another franchise that originally got him the job in the McU. Coogler’s Creed remains amongst the very best big-studio releases of this decade, thanks in no small part to excellent […]

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