WHO’S IN IT?
Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle), Sylvester Stallone (Rocky), Tessa Thompson (Dear White People), Phylicia Rashad (For Coloured Girls), Wood Harris (Remember the Titans), Tony Bellew (film debut), Graham McTavish (The Hobbit), Andre Ward (film debut), Gabriel Rosado (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), director, writer; Aaron Covington (film debut), writer; Robert Chartoff (Raging Bull), William Chartoff (Rocky Balboa), Sylvester Stallone (Homefront), Kevin King Templeton (The Expendables), David Winkler (The Gambler) and Irwin Winkler (Goodfellas), producers; Ludwig Göransson (We’re The Millers), composer; Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler), cinematographer; Claudia Castello (The Funeral Guest) and Michael P. Shawver (Warren), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) is the illegitimate son of late boxing legend Apollo Creed, a fact that overshadows Adonis’ own ambitions to make it big in the sport. Nevertheless, he is determined to succeed and make a name for himself without the weight of his dead father on his shoulders, so he searches for a trainer that can help him go the distance – and he finds one in the retired boxer Rocky Balboa (Stallone)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The long-running Rocky series continues with a fresh new perspective from Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan – and marks a heavy return for Sylvester Stallone to the role that made him famous in a touching supporting role.