Sage Northcutt Snubbed For Rocky Move Role, As Film Makers Go With Male Fitness Model
A bit of unfortunate news is in today surrounding the Hollywood ambitions of UFC star Sage Northcutt, who was heavily pursuing a role in the new Rocky franchise film “Creed 2”.
Sad I know…
The Hollywood Reporter has it:
Creed has found his opponent.
German-Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu will square off against Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2, MGM and Warner Bros.’ sequel to the 2015 hit that updated Rocky for a new generation, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Creed starred Sylvester Stallone as boxer Rocky Balboa, who mentors Adonis Johnson (Jordan), the son of his rival, Apollo Creed.
The new pic also features a blast-from-the-past update: Munteanu will play the son of Ivan Drago, the ruthless Soviet boxer from Rocky IV, which was made at a high tension point during the 1980s Cold War. Dolph Lundgren starred as Drago in the 1985 film and will also be returning for Creed 2. Stallone and Tessa Thompson, who starred in Creed, are also returning.
The film will be moving at top speed as MGM has set a Nov. 21 release date.
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