The Rocky series of films will be getting a new installment with “Creed” and the film is about to begin production in Philly.
The new “Rocky” movie will be filming soon and will be needing lots, like tons, of paid extras for all those fight scenes. The film is currently set to begin shooting on January 26 and casting directors for the project have promised lots of opportunities for locals and local actors to get in on the act as background players, featured extras or other small roles. “Creed” will star Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad.
Michael B. Jordan will star in the new film as the grandson of Apollo Creed who decides to become a boxer just like his famous grandfather. Michael B. Jordan will also be seen in another upcoming project. He will be playing Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot as well. Sylvester Stallone also seems to be on-board and taking on his previous role as Rocky Balboa, an older Rocky Balboa. In the film, he is supposedly going to be taking on the role of coach / mentor to his old friend’s grandson. THR reported that there may be some sports superstars involved in the project as well. According to them, champion boxers Andre Ward and Tony Bellew are in negotiations for roles in the MGM Rocky spinoff.
According to the Philly CBS site, the films casting directors at Heery Casting are looking to fill many extras roles. Philidelphia area locals ages 18 to 70 are all welcome to apply to be part of the film. Talent interested in the paid extra work can follow the below instructions to get those submissions to Heery.
Here is the casting call info for “Creed” (Philadelphia locals only)
Please email us a picture in .jpg format and a resume in .pdf format.
Be sure to include the body of the email:
phone number ( and where you are located if your phone number is not a Philadelphia local area code)
SAG-AFTRA membership number (if applicable)
height, weight and all of your sizes
If you have a car, include the make, model, year and color of the car.
If you think you’ve got the stuff, send an email over to email@example.com, and maybe we’ll see you in the pictures someday.
The Heery casting FB page also posted the following message about the “Creed” casting.
Just want to let everyone know… We have NOT started calling background yet. Movie starts late January.
Still, we are going to need a lot of people… Like a ton of people. Spread the word to submit to firstname.lastname@example.org no experience necessary. Looking for all types. Must be over 18. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED NO NEED TO SUBMIT AGAIN ! We will have A LOT of opportunity for people to participate in this film. The film is being Directed by Ryan Coogler. Check out his last film “Fruitvale Station”. Get excited Philly!
Feel free to keep me posted about the new movie: “Creed.” I’m looking forward to being an extra for that particular film!
I left a email, but I forgot to put my sizes. I hope that doesn’t mess up my chances for a part, please email if any problems.
I am shocked they are making a new rocky. That was one of my favorites as a kid and if i actually get lucky to get to play the lucky role that would honestly be a dream come true blessings.
I would be proud I actually made it but besides that I love sly Stallone.
I would love to be a part of creed I think Sylvester Stallone is the best my name is Jamie bell and I live in northport alabama, thanks for the opportunity