We've been keeping an eye out on news on Creed, the Rocky Balboa movie spinoff since it was first announced a year ago.

Already, the film's gathering speed and are looking to cast a number of actual real-life boxers in various roles.

Copper's Tessa Thompson has been cast in the film in an as-yet unknown role, alongside Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as Rocky Balboa and Michael B. Jordan playing the grandson of Apollo Creed.

Thompson also starred in awards season favourite Selma, the film based around the life and work of Martin Luther King.

Thompson played Diane Nash, one of the protest's main organisers and she's expected to pick a number of nominations for her role in the film.

Creed has slowly been building momentum, leading up to an expected 2016 release.


via Deadline.com