Sylvester Stallone will narrate new ‘Rocky’ documentary
In an apt decision by director Derek Wayne Johnson, Sylvester Stallone will be narrating a new documentary based on the iconic Rocky franchise.
Sylvester Stallone has played the boxing underdog since the original rocky was released back in 1976.
Titled 40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic, the documentary will follow the entire franchise – including the two Creed movies that follow Michael B. Jordan.
When the original was released, Stallone was very much an up-and-coming actor and writer. He wrote the original screenplay and helped produce it despite a budget of just US$ 1 million. Since being released, Rocky has gone on to make US$255 million and win 10 Academy Award nominations (including winning Best Picture).
“The documentary is a golden nugget for ‘Rocky’ fans and casual audiences alike,” Johnson said.
“It’s a charming piece of film history narrated by Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone, and will give audiences an intimate, and at times, emotional experience. We’re proud of the film, and audiences can expect new stories and new footage that they’ve never seen before in a blend of director John Avildsen’s home movies, rehearsal footage, and behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the ultimate underdog film.”
40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic will be out on June 9.
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