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‘Rocky’ Movie Franchise Continues; Casting Call Is Announced for ‘Creed’

Well you may get your shot later this month as an extra as production begins on the latest movie in the “Rocky” franchise. With production set to begin on “Creed,” the call is going out for extras needed for the movie.

“Creed” is the story of Apollo Creed’s grandson, Adonis, who has enlisted the help of Rocky Balboa to train and mentor him. Scheduled for a 2016 release, the movie will star Sylvester Stallone again as the Italian Stallion, Michael B. Jordan as Apollo’s grandson and just announced this week Phylicia Rashad as Apollo’s widow. The story reportedly centers on Adonis and his desire to box despite his family not wanting him to follow his grandfather into the boxing ring.

Heery Casting of Philadelphia has the task of finding background players for the new MGM feature film. Casting agents are looking for SAG-AFTRA and non-union men and women of all ethnicities, age 18-70, to be featured in the film which will begin shooting in Philadelphia on January 26th through the end of March. All positions are paid.

Heery asks anyone interested in a role to email a photo of themselves in .jpg format and a resume in .pdf format. Your submission should include your name, phone number, SAG-AFTRA membership number if applicable, and your vitals like height, weight and all of your sizes. You should also include if you have a car as well as the make, model, year and color of the vehicle. The email address

In getting the word out about extras needed for “Creed,” casting director Diane Heery is cautioning people of some scam websites that are falsely posing as casting agencies for the film. Heery says those websites are sending emails asking you for money when submitting your materials to be considered for the movie.

Heery says those emails are fake and are only out to take advantage of people looking for a role as an extra in the picture. On its website, Heery states “to pose as a Casting Director is fraud. Please disregard any email you receive asking you to submit to them or through them.” Heery says they are in no way associated with these sites and they do not use them for casting. Additionally Heery says they would never ask you for money.

“Creed” will be directed by Ryan Coogler whose first feature film “Fruitvale Station,” won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. “Creed” reunites Coogler with Michael B. Jordan who starred in “Fruitvale Station.”

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