“40 Years of Rocky: Classic Birth” will touch on the role that made the Hollywood actor a star, as he remembers his experience working on the original “Rocky” movie.
The behind-the-scenes documentary film, written and produced by Derek Wayne Johnson, provides an “emotional” and “intimate” look in the sports drama industry, four decades after the launch of the first episode in 1976.
Stallone, now 73, was a relatively unknown actor when he wrote the original “Rocky” scenario and starred in the movie, Underdog Boxer Robert “Rocky” Balboa.
“You are a very lucky person when you know that your best friend has ever been a character that came out of your mind, and someone who was always there when things got tough and never resigned,” says Stallone. Documentary trailer.
Johnson, who was previously described as the director of the movie in “John C. Avalson: King of the Underdogs,” described the project as “the golden block” for “Rocky” fans.
He promised that the documentary “will give the audience an intimate, sometimes emotional, experience.”
“We are proud of the film, and fans can expect new stories and new clips they have not seen before in a mixture of director John Avaldsen’s home movies, training footage, and behind scenes from making the final underdog,” he said in a statement.
“40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic” will be digitally released on iTunes / AppleTV and Amazon on June 9.