Creed is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Ryan Coogler.
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Graham McTavish, Wood Harris, Ritchie Coster, Tone Trump, Brian Anthony Wilson, Andre Ward and others.
MGM on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 released the trailer:
Creed | Official Trailer 2 .
In 1998, Adonis "Donnie" Johnson, the son of an extramarital lover of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, is serving time in a Los Angeles youth detention center when Creed's widow, Mary (Phylicia Rashad) Anne, visits and offers to take him in. In 2015, Donnie (Michael B. Jordan) is in Tijuana, preparing for his fight in an amateur boxing bout hosted in a bar. Upon returning from his latest fight, Donnie resigns from the Smith Boardley Financial Group to pursue his dream of becoming a professional boxer. Mary Anne vehemently opposes his aspiration, remembering how her husband was killed in the ring by Ivan Drago thirty years ago. Donnie auditions at Los Angeles' elite Delphi Boxing Academy, managed by family friend Tony "Little Duke" Evers Jr., the son of Apollo's trainer Tony "Duke" Evers, but is turned down. This rejection is further emphasized as Donnie is beaten in a sparring match by light heavyweight division first contender Danny "The Stuntman" Wheeler after he publicly challenges the whole gym to prove himself. Undaunted, Donnie travels to Philadelphia in hopes of getting in touch with his father's old friend and rival, former heavyweight champion, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone).
Donnie meets Rocky at Rocky's Italian restaurant, Adrian's, named in honor of his deceased wife, and asks Rocky to become his trainer. Rocky is reluctant to return to boxing, having already made a one-off comeback at a very advanced age despite having suffered brain trauma during his career as a fighter. However, he eventually agrees. Donnie asks him about the "secret third fight" between him and Apollo just after Apollo helped Rocky regain the heavyweight title, and Rocky reveals that Apollo won. Donnie trains at the Front Street Gym, with several of Rocky's longtime friends as cornermen. He also finds a love interest in Bianca (Tessa Thompson), an up-and-coming singer and songwriter.
Here is the full cast and characters of Creed.
The film Creed was scheduled to be released on November 19, 2015 (Regency Village Theater), on November 25, 2015 (United States), on December 3, 2015 (Denmark), on January 14, 2016 (Germany), on January 21, 2016 (Hungary) and on February 5, 2016 (Sweden) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, ACME, Blitz, Cineforum, Forum Film Bulgaria, Forum Film Poland, Forum Film Slovakia, Forum Hungary, Geo Films, Hakka Distribution, Karo Premiere, NOS Audiovisuais, SF Film Finland, Sam Film, Svensk Filmindustri (SF), Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., Film1, ITV 1, ITV 2, KVH Media Group, RTL Entertainment, TV3, TV6 and Warner Home Video.
The duration of the film is 133 minutes. With a budget of $35 - 40 million, the film grossed over $173.6 million.
The film Creed is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Creed filming. Principal photography began on January 19, 2015 on location at Goodison Park, with the first scene shot taking place during a Barclays Premier League football match between Everton (of which Stallone and native Evertonian Bellew are fans) and West Bromwich Albion.
Creed got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Creed you can get at:
Official website: creedthemovie.com
Wikipedia: Creed (film)