“According to a report from Page Six, a fight broke out Friday during the filming of Stallone’s latest Rocky flick, Creed, which didn’t sit well with the legendary co-producer, who is also a star of the film,” Kipp Jones writes at Big Hollywood:
A source close to the film’s production near Philadelphia, PA said things became heated when the character “Pretty Ricky,” played by British boxer Tony Bellew, became upset at another actor, who is playing his corner coach.
While the cameras were rolling, things got violent. The source told Page Six that Bellew “immediately flipped out and began screaming.” That’s when the now 68-year-old “Rocky Balboa” jumped into action and stopped the fight.
The cameras were immediately turned off, and all crew members and extras were ordered to leave the set, per Page Six.
A few necessary cast members were reportedly asked to return later that afternoon, but a second source told the publication that no punches were thrown, and that filming was only cut for lunch.
However, a source told TMZ that the brawl was very real, and that Bellew jumped out of the ring during filming to fight the unnamed man and landed several blows on him.
According to TMZ, the fight was only broken up after Stallone and a few others physically intervened.
Jones adds that “Creed, which is set for U.S. release on November 25, will follow the grandson of former Rocky Balboa adversary Apollo Creed, who is being mentored by Balboa.” Will Rocky also be mentoring Creed’s grandson on his education outside the ring? The possibilities for a montage scene there are awesome!
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