The Italian Stallion follows the footsteps of the Austrian bodybuilder with his own documentary, where the actor purges a lot of emotions.
The beloved action stars that defined the 80s and 90s are not only rolling with the trends but also getting reflective and introspective in their twilight years. Sylvester Stallone found longevity with his biggest creation as Rocky Balboa, when a young fan named Ryan Coogler wanted to make a spin-off sequel with Apollo Creed’s son. Sly may have had an ugly departure from the franchise, but the action legend partnered with Paramount+ to star in two projects — Tulsa King from Taylor Sheridan and a reality show with his family, The Family Stallone.
Sly was recently seen on a Netflix documentary about his friendly rival, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and now the Rambo actor will be getting his own life and career documentary, Sly. The Hollywood Reporter gives us the details on the project, which just released a trailer. The description reads, “For nearly 50 years, Sylvester Stallone has entertained millions with iconic characters and blockbuster franchises, from Rocky to Rambo to The Expendables. This retrospective documentary offers an intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor-writer-director-producer, paralleling his inspirational underdog-story with the indelible characters he has brought to life.”
The Italian Stallion had recently partaken in a deep dive with The Hollywood Reporter about his career hits, misses and his regrets. “I feel very immature. I’ve always been averse to the quote ‘Act your age.’ Or ‘Age gracefully.’ How do you age gracefully? There’s nothing graceful about you. The older I get, the more I try to embrace my inner kid,” Stallone explained in the deep-dive interview.
The documentary comes from Springsteen on Broadway director Thom Zimny. Stallone admitted in the Schwarzenegger docuseries Arnold that he felt he hadn’t surpassed the Austrian bodybuilder in terms of career or achievement. The two had been box office rivals in the 80s and 90s but had always remained friendly (even investing together in a tinsel town-themed restaurant called Planet Hollywood. Sly getting his own documentary nearly feels like they don’t quite stop competing, no matter if they have already collaborated in The Expendables movies and Escape Plan. Stallone also made an appearance in the last two Guardians of the Galaxy films as well as The Suicide Squad, so no matter how things are going down with the rights to his Rocky franchise, Stallone has been able to adapt.
SLY is set to premiere on Netlix this November.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/sly-sylvester-stallone-netflix-documentary-releases-a-teaser-trailer/