Dear White People‘s Tessa Thompson Cast In Rocky Spinoff Creed
Deadline reports that Dear White People star Tessa Thompson has been cast as the female lead in Creed, the upcoming Rocky spinoff that finds an aged Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone) playing trainer to the grandson of his boxing peer Apollo Creed.
The film also stars Michael B. Jordan as Creed’s grandson, and is being helmed by Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler.
Creed will begin filming in early 2015. Release date TBA.