Michael B. Jordan in Talks to Star as Apollo Creed's Grandson in Rocky Spin-Off
All My Children alum Michael B. Jordan continues to show and prove he's ready to dominate the big screen. The Fruitvale Station star is in talks to appear as the grandson of Apollo Creed in a continuation of Sylvester Stallone's legendary Rocky saga.
According to Deadline, Ryan Coogler, who helmed Fruitvale, is set to write and direct Creed, which would see Sly once again putting on Rocky Balboa's gloves, only this time around as a trainer. Here's a breakdown of the project from the website:
The intention is for Jordan to play the grandson of Apollo Creed (played in the early movies by Carl Weathers). Raised in an upper-crust home thanks to the ring riches earned by his grandfather, the young man doesn’t have to box and his family doesn’t want him to. Yet, he has the natural instinct and gifts and potential that made his grandfather the heavyweight champion until Rocky Balboa took his crown in 1979′s Rocky II. Creed’s grandson needs a mentor and turns to Balboa, who is out of boxing completely and not eager to return.
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