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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CREED is Almost here...Watch VIDEO of Michael B Jordan Training for Role


The release of the new Rocky movie "CREED" is almost upon us. And I personally am super hyped for two reasons. The first...I have always loved the Rocky storyline since I was a kid, even Rocky V
 :-) (ok I didn't LOVE Rocky V but I understood its attempt.) The second...Michael B Jordan, I mean look at the picture...need I say more?  I am so proud of this young man, his career and the way he has conducted himself in public over the last 10 years that I have known him. I first met him when he was on the HBO hit show "The Wire" while I was working with two other characters on the show. Back in 2008 when our company still provided PR services (we are now strictly a media outlet), we had the pleasure of taking care of his PR services for the NAACP Image Awards (CLICK HERE TO SEE)



This video clip below  (and above image) is courtesy of EPIX and shows how he had to prepare for this role and the hard work it involved. But oh my goodness...the results of his new body is amazing!



CREED opens nationwide on Weds Nov 25, 2015 the day before Thanksgiving, and the buzz and chatter about this film is very positive. I am sure I am going to be biased and say it was one of the best films ever...and let me go on record now and say..."THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER! MICHAEL B JORDAN KILLED IT." But seriously, the movie is supposed to be fantastic, and after watching this video clip below, you may have a new found respect for those who have to be a sports figure in a film. It is very demanding physically and there is no stunt man that can train for you.

PS...The cover of the new Men's Fitness magazine is HOOOOTTTT. Ouch Michael B...you are hurting us ;-)


In case you missed the documentary on EPIX last week:
FROM ROCKY TO CREED: THE LEGACY CONTINUES captures Sylvester Stallone and producers Irwin Winkler and the late Robert Chartoff sharing the franchise’s Cinderella story from the first film to the critically and commercially-successful sixth film, Rocky Balboa. Featured are Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed in Rocky I, II, III, IV) and Dolph Lundgren (Ivan Drago in Rocky IV), both of whom talk about the physicality and preparations to play their characters and how they landed the roles of their lives; Milo Ventimiglia (Robert Balboa, Jr. in Rocky Balboa) on playing Rocky’s son; and Academy Award®-winning director of photography and Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown  (Rocky I, II) recounts the challenges attached to shooting the boxing sequences and how his invention captured the most memorable scene in the movie which, in Stallone’s words, led to “the shot of my life.”
The documentary also offers multi-generational fans an inside look at the new chapter in the Rocky story, Creed. The upcoming film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema is directed by award-winning filmmaker Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) and stars Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station, Fantastic Four) as Adonis Johnson, the son of Apollo Creed; Academy Award® nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role; Tessa Thompson (Selma, Dear White People) as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis; Phylicia Rashad (Lifetime’s “Steel Magnolias”) as Mary Anne Creed; and English pro boxer and former three-time ABA Heavyweight Champion Anthony Bellew as boxing champ “Pretty” Ricky Conlan. Coogler directs from a screenplay he wrote with Aaron Covington, story by Coogler, based on characters from the Rocky series written by Sylvester Stallone.  The film hits theaters on November 25, 2015. For more about Creed, go to http://creedthemovie.com.

A very special thanks to Freddie! Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

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