‘Creed 2’ Adds Romanian Boxer as Ivan Drago’s Son

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“Rocky’s” next generation will continue to duke it out in “Creed 2.”

Sylvester Stallone confirmed a report that Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu (nickname: Big Nasty) has been cast as Ivan Drago’s son opposite Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed in the upcoming sequel. Dolph Lundgren is already set to reprise his role as Ivan.

Congratulations to Florian ” Big Nasty” Munteanu for getting the part as IVAN DRAGOS son! 27 years old , 6 feet four, 245 pounds of talent.#mgm #creed #creed2

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Stephen Caple Jr. takes over from Ryan Coogler in directing the follow-up, which continues to track Adonis as he follows in father Apollo’s footsteps in the ring. It seems he’ll run up against the formidable hulk Drago’s son, who’s also taking up the mantle from his dad. And since it was Drago who killed Apollo, a revenge match featuring the sons seems inevitable.

“Creed 2” is slated to hit theaters November 21.

Timothée Chalamet Donates Salary From Woody Allen Film to Times Up, RAINN

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Timothée Chalamet, the breakout star of “Call Me By Your Name” and a probable Oscar nominee, is joining the chorus saying #TimesUp.

He is donating his salary from the upcoming Woody Allen movie “A Rainy Day in New York” to the anti-harassment Times Up fund; RAINN, which supports victims of sexual violence; and the LGBT Center in New York City.

In an Instagram post, Chalamet said, “I am learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job” and lauded the “powerful movement intent on ending injustice, inequality, and above all, silence.”

A post shared by Timothée Chalamet (@tchalamet) on Jan 15, 2018 at 8:51pm PST

His co-star on “A Rainy Day in New York,” Rebecca Hall, also recently announced she would donate her salary to Times Up. Last year, their castmate Griffin Newman donated his to RAINN.

Chalamet joins a group of actors, including Greta Gerwig and Mira Sorvino, distancing themselves from Allen after his daughter, Dylan Farrow, wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times criticizing the industry for continuing to work with the director. He was accused of molesting Farrow when she was a child, a claim Allen has denied.

‘Geostorm’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what’s new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix.

Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical

Happy Death Day (horror; Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, Laura Clifton; rated PG-13)

Blade Runner 2049 (sci-fi adventure; Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto; rated R)

The Lucky Man (action; Jesse James, Mariana Paola Vicente; rated R)

Same Kind of Different As Me (drama; Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger; rated PG-13)

The Snowman (mystery-thriller…
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