A British boxer set to star in Sylvester Stallone's new Rocky spin-off Creed has dismissed reports suggesting he was involved in a fight on set. The Hollywood veteran is reprising his role as Rocky Balboa in the new film alongside actor/boxer Tony Bellew, who plays a character called Pretty Ricky.
Reports emerged suggesting Bellew became embroiled in a bust up while filming a fight scene in Aston, Pennsylvania on Monday (02Mar15) and police were called to the set, but the boxer and his team have now spoken out to dismiss the rumour.
A spokesman for Bellew at Matchroom Boxing tells WENN, "Tony has denied that a fight took place so as far as we are concerned, that's the end of the matter. Tony jumped at the chance to appear in the film and it's great for his profile both in the U.K. and in the States. He's having a great time out there, really getting his teeth into it and hopefully when he returns he will be back in the ring in a massive fight in the summer."
In a post on Twitter.com, Bellew writes, "Despite ridiculous media reports I've not been involved in any kind of 'fight' on set of #Creed! Or anywhere else for that matter #Pathetic."
Sylvester Stallone reportedly broke up an unscripted fight on the set of the upcoming Rocky spin-off, Creed. The veteran action movie star, who is reprising his iconic character Rocky Balboa for the new film, was on the Aston, Pennsylvania set on Monday (02Mar15), when a real fight broke out during a boxing match scene, according to TMZ.com.
Actor/boxer Tony Bellew, who plays a character called Pretty Ricky, reportedly left the ring in the middle of filming, and lunged at the actor portraying his corner coach in the movie, throwing punches at him.
It is unclear what sparked the brawl.
Stallone was among those who jumped in to break up the fight.
The extent of Bellew and the other actor's injuries is not known.
In Creed, Stallone's Balboa is a trainer and mentor to the grandson of his former rival Apollo Creed. Michael B. Jordan plays Creed's grandson.
Hollywood hardman Sylvester Stallone shocked the cast and crew of his new boxing movie Creed by posing brain-busting riddles and quoting French philosopher Voltaire on set. The veteran action movie star shed his tough-guy image and showed off his intellectual side while shooting the latest installment of his Rocky franchise, and it left leading actress Tessa Thompson suitably impressed.
She tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "He’s kind of an encyclopaedia of literature and film knowledge. He’ll, like, sit and quote Voltaire. He’s constantly cracking jokes, he’s really fond of riddles... He’s always keeping the energy light and telling anecdotes about the other (Rocky films) they’ve made.”
British boxer Tony Bellew, who has been cast in Sylvester Stallone's new Rocky blockbuster Creed, has a high-paying job to fall back on if his sporting and Hollywood careers fail because he is a trained accountant. The former Commonwealth light heavyweight champion has been chosen by the movie star to play Pretty Ricky Porter, who gets in the ring for a bout with Adonis Creed and is trained by Stallone's character Rocky Balboa in the new film.
The golden opportunity could pave the way for a screen career for the 32-year-old boxer when he hangs up his gloves, but Bellew already has a promising background in financial management if all else fails.
He says, "I'm not your average boxer. I've already got plans for where I'm going to invest my money, and my financial background will come in handy when it comes to making investment decisions."
Sylvester Stallone stunned tourists checking out his Rocky statue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over the weekend (17-18Jan15) by greeting them and posing for a photo. The actor made the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art famous in the 1976 boxing film by running up the stairs as part of a pivotal training scene.
Stallone donated a life-size bronze statue of his fictional boxer, which was originally used as a prop in the 1982 sequel Rocky III, to city officials after the shoot wrapped and it was placed at the bottom of the museum steps.
The popular tourist attraction has continued to draw crowds and Peter Rowe and two pals were among the fans checking out the area on Saturday (17Jan15) when they spotted a familiar face after running up the famous steps.
Rowe recalls, "He (Stallone) said to us, 'Man, you guys are fast. You're making me look bad!'."
The actor then posed for a 'selfie' with the three fans, who still cannot believe their luck.
Rowe continues, "What are the chances of meeting him, that celebrity, right there? (It was) an unreal experience."
Stallone is currently working on the next Rocky film, Creed, which is also being shot in Philadelphia.
In Creed Stallone will reprise his character, Rocky Balboa, as a trainer mentoring a rising boxer - the grandson of his former foe Apollo Creed.
While we love the charcters on The Office, we have to admit that working at Dunder Mifflin would be kind of a drag. Selling paper is not exactly a dream job. But who holds the best positions within the Scranton branch, and who has the most annoying jobs?
Employee: Michael Scott
Position: Regional Manager
Michael is hilarious, but he's also an extremely incompetent boss. But somehow he gets away with most of his procrastination and bad decisions, which sounds pretty good to us.
Employee: Dwight Schrute
Position: Assistant (to the) Regional Manager
Dwight is basically Michael's lap dog. He might love his job, but it doesn't look like a fun time.
Employee: Jim Halpert
Position: Sales Representative
Between all the time he spends pranking Dwight and flirting with Pam, Jim doesn't seem to get much work done. But everyone still likes him because, well, he's Jim.
Employee: Pam Beesly
It takes a lot of patience to deal with someone like Michael. We don't know how Pam did it.
Employee: Kelly Kapoor
Position: Customer Service Representative
Kelly's job involves a lot of talking to people, and if there's one thing Kelly loves to do, it's talk.
Employee: Toby Flenderson
Position: Human Resources Representative
Would you want to work for a boss who basically wants you dead? Neither would we.
Employee: Ryan Howard
Position (originally): Temp
No matter how many times Ryan messes up, he somehow manages to keep working at Dunder Mifflin.
Employees: Angela Martin, Oscar Martinez, Kevin Malone
Having to work in a small corner with two people who annoy you sounds like a nightmare.
Employee: Creed Bratton
Position: Quality Assurance Representative
We're not sure what Creed does all day, but it's certainly not work.
Employee: Darryl Philbin
Position: Warehouse Foreman
Poor Darryl has to deal with all the accidents caused by Michael.
Sylvester Stallone will deliver a special message via video link at a British soccer ground on Monday (19Jan15) to encourage a crowd of thousands as they take part in a scene for his new Rocky movie. A film crew is to shoot footage of fans at English Premier League club Everton's match against West Bromwich Albion for use in Stallone's upcoming boxing movie Creed.
The actor will speak to the crowd in a video to be screened at Everton's Goodison Park stadium at half-time to encourage them to be as vocal as possible for the footage.
The stunt has been set up by British boxer Tony Bellew, who is starring in Creed as fighter Pretty Ricky Porter, who gets in the ring for a bout with Adonis Creed and is trained by Stallone's character Rocky Balboa in the new movie.
Stallone was famously photographed attending a soccer match at the same stadium in 2007, and Bellew wants the crowd to make Monday night's filming a special occasion.
In a message to fans, the boxer - a lifelong supporter of Everton Football Club - says, "I would like you to stay in your seats at half-time and keep any eye on the big screens for a very special guest to make a welcome return to Goodison Park.
"Be sure you make as much noise as possible - go absolutely nuts at half-time - to help us create a brilliant atmosphere. I have seen first-hand what kind of noise Evertonians create - it will be perfect for the scene."
Sylvester Stallone has risked giving away the ending of his new Rocky spin-off by publishing a picture of the movie's script on Twitter. The Expendables star has been working on the screenplay for new film Creed, which features his character Rocky Balboa training a rising boxer, and he took to the social networking website to tell fans what he has been up to.
Stallone posted a picture which showed a page of the script sitting on his desk along with his handwritten notes, adding the caption, "Where the screenwriting is done."
The page is placed upside down, but eagle-eyed film fans have spotted that it features a key fight scene between two main characters, potentially giving away the big ending.
Florida police officials have closed their investigation into troubled rocker Scott Stapp's financial problems, because they cannot reach the Creed star to seek more information regarding his allegations his bank account has been compromised. Last month (Nov14), the singer posted a lengthy video, in which he claimed to be broke and living in his truck, online.
Stapp also alleged his bank accounts had been drained and he has since filed a criminal complaint against his estranged wife, accusing her of transferring $26,000 (GBP17,300) out of his personal Wells Fargo bank account without permission.
Since he posted the clip, his wife Jaclyn has gone public with claims her husband is suffering from paranoia amid a series of alleged mental health issues and drug problems.
A Florida judge has given her sole legal and physical custody of the couple's three children, and ruled the Creed singer has no right to stay in the family home. Stapp's estranged wife also attempted to put the singer in a 60-day psychiatric hold after he had allegedly threatened to kill himself.
Jaclyn Stapp called Florida police last month (Nov14) begging them to detain the star following his erratic behaviour.
In audio footage of her call to the authorities, obtained by TMZ.com, Jaclyn told the 911 dispatcher her husband had printed out what he believed to be hundreds of pages of CIA documents, adding, "He thinks he's part of the CIA. He thinks they're trying to kill him and he has a bunch of paperwork in his backpack that he's a CIA agent and he must first assassinate Obama... He's schizophrenic, he has a history of this. He's always suffered with the paranoia schizophrenia, then he self medicates and he's been in eight rehabs."
In the latest update, police in Boca Raton, Florida have closed the investigation of the rock star's alleged missing money because they can't locate Stapp and he has not returned calls and messages they have left for him.
Actress Tessa Thompson has landed the female lead in the upcoming Rocky spin-off, Creed. Thompson joins Sylvester Stallone as he reprises his iconic character, Rocky Balboa, who is now a trainer and mentor to the grandson of his boxing best friend Apollo Creed.
Michael B. Jordan is set to play Creed's grandson, with his Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler due to helm the film.
Thompson has had a successful 2014, thanks to indie hit Dear White People, for which she won the Breakthrough Actor honour at the Gotham Independent Film Awards earlier this month (Dec14), and also nabbed a Best Actress nomination for the upcoming NAAACP Image Awards.
She also appears in acclaimed civil rights film Selma.