Hollywood comes to Goodison

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Evertonians will have the chance to play their part in a Hollywood film this Monday evening, January 19, simply by staying in their seats at half-time!

Champion boxer Tony Bellew has landed a starring role in Creed, the latest film in the popular Rocky franchise, being directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station). The film stars fellow Everton supporter Sylvester Stallone, reprising his iconic role of Rocky Balboa.

Bellew was keen to get his beloved Everton involved in the film, though, unfortunately, other commitments will prevent him from supporting the Blues in person when they take on West Bromwich Albion. However, he is calling on the support of his fellow Evertonians at half-time.

Creed focuses on Adonis Creed, the son of the late heavyweight champion Apollo Creed — Rocky's rival in the Oscar-winning film that started it all. Adonis will be played by Michael B Jordan (The Wire, Fruitvale Station) and Bellew will play the part of his opponent, Pretty Boy Porter.

I play the pound-for-pound champion of the world and I end up facing Adonis Creed, explains Bellew. Rocky Balboa gets involved when he agrees to train Adonis. But if Adonis wants to be the champion, he has to go through me.

Creed will begin filming later this month in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which means Bellew will be watching his beloved Toffees this season from across the pond. Nevertheless, he is excited to be part of the project.

Without giving too much away, here is where the Everton faithful come in. I would like you to stay in your seats at half-time and keep any eye on the big screens for a very special guest to make a welcome return to Goodison Park, hinted Bellew.

Be sure you make as much noise as possible — go absolutely nuts at half-time — to help us create a brilliant atmosphere. I have seen first-hand what kind of noise Evertonians create — it will be perfect for the scene.  

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Clive Rogers
1 Posted 19/01/2015 at 11:25:03
Pick Stallone in centre mid. Can't be slower than Barry. Or much older!!!
Scott Hamilton
2 Posted 19/01/2015 at 11:34:23
Stick Stallone in goal. Remember 'Escape to Victory'?
Jamie Barlow
3 Posted 19/01/2015 at 11:45:31
Yo Adriaaaan!!!

Top film Scott. Some brutal tackles too.

Dan Hollingworth
4 Posted 19/01/2015 at 12:04:46
It's embarrassing... worst run of form in what? 10 years?

Transfer window is open, we are skint again despite a record TV deal. Chairman hasn't been heard since we were chasing 4th last season and now we all have to clap the screen as Rocky will be on it.

So small-time and pathetic.

Brian Williams
5 Posted 19/01/2015 at 12:41:37
Ohhhhhh lighten up Francis!
Ernie Baywood
6 Posted 19/01/2015 at 12:56:02
Sly had better hope we're winning. I can just imagine the response if the first half doesn't go to plan.
Clive Rogers
7 Posted 19/01/2015 at 15:05:49

I would sooner have Swarts... Schwartzen.... that big Austrian fucker in goal, he's better at penalties.

Mike Childs
8 Posted 19/01/2015 at 15:12:04
Brian nice took me a couple of minutes in my mind palace to remember the scene in Stripes. Thanks for the laugh.
Clive Rogers
9 Posted 19/01/2015 at 15:18:50
Dan #4,

Personally I suspect Eto'o is going for financial reasons. Kenwright couldn't run a corner shop.

Colin Glassar
10 Posted 19/01/2015 at 15:23:26
I forgot Sly was a goalie. I wonder if he'd be interested in being cover for our lot?
Tony Draper
12 Posted 20/01/2015 at 10:52:14
Sad when the biggest roar at GP last night was for Adonis Creed !
Lesley Evans
13 Posted 27/01/2015 at 19:49:31
Not a lot of class, unfortunately.

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