Creed is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Ryan Coogler based on a Coogler story and a script written by Coogler, Aaron Covington, and Sylvester Stallone, who wrote all the scenes and dialogue with his character in the film.
Michael B. Jordan, a sequel and spinoff of the Rocky franchise, serving as the seventh installment in the series and a 2006 sequel to Rocky Balboa, plays Adonis “Donnie” Johnson Creed, Apollo Creed’s son, with Sylvester.
Stallone reprising the role of Rocky Balboa. It also features Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew, and Graham McTavish.
The film reunites Jordan with 2013 Fruitvale Station writer / director Coogler, as well as Wood Harris, with whom Jordan had worked on the television series The Wire.
Principal photography began in Liverpool on January 19, 2015 and then moved to Philadelphia and Gainesville, Florida, concluding on April 3, 2015.
Creed was released in the United States on November 25, 2015, the 40th anniversary of the opening scene date in Rocky’s 1976. The film received critical acclaim, with praise directed at the performances (particularly those of Jordan and Stallone), Coogler’s direction and script, and many also praised him for sticking to the roots of his predecessors.
It was also a commercial success, grossing more than $ 173.6 million worldwide against its $ 35-40 million production budget.
It was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2015. For his performance, Stallone was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, his first Academy Award nomination since the film. original.
He also won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor, and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.