Adrian!This Friday 15th January 2016 the legend of Rocky Balboa returns when Creed arrives UK cinemas boxing its way onto your cinematic choices this weekend. Tonight,Tuesday 12th January 2016 the knockout cast of CREED will be on the red carpet in London’s prestigious Leicester Square for the film’s European premiere.Slyvester Stallone, Michael B Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Tony Bellow plus director Ryan Coogler will be be delivering Head and Hooks, as they deliver the Dempsey Roll up the red carpet.
All of the action from the red carpet will be available live from 6.15pm-7pm GMT tonight and you can watch from the comfort of your own home below…
Ryan Coogler’s CREED, reunites Coogler with his (Fruitvale Station) star Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, and explores a new chapter in the (Rocky) story, starring Academy Award nominee Sylvester Stallone in his iconic role.
Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa.
Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo—the fierce rival who b ecame his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on, Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring.
With Rocky in his corner, it isn’t long before Adonis gets his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring?
CREED also stars Tessa Thompson (Selma, Dear White People) as Bianca, a local singer-songwriter who becomes involved with Adonis; Phylicia Rashad (Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias) as Mary Anne Creed, Apollo’s widow; and English pro boxer, former three- time ABA Heavyweight Champion and current EBU (European) Cruiserweight Champion Tony Bellow as boxing champ “Pretty” Ricky Conlan.
Yesterday we caught a press screening, what we will say is fans of the original Rocky franchise will enjoy the nostalgic homage to the serious. Drama is in tact, the moves in the ring are dope and it will be 2 hours of emotional exciting fun for fans new and old.
Creed arrives in UK cinemas from Friday.