Sylvester Stallone became a star playing Rocky Balboa, but did you know that United Artists wanted to buy Stallone’s script for Rocky and cast another actor in the title role? Before they finally agreed to let Stallone have the part, they tried to cast actors like Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, and James Caan. That’s just one of the facts crammed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which goes the distance on the original 1976 classic, Rocky.
Poor Rocky Balboa. Looks like he’s never going to get to retire. Worse yet, now he has to sing and dance, too.
Sylvester Stallone is collaborating with world champion boxing brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko to produce ‘Rocky: The Musical,’ a stage play based on Stallone’s Oscar-winning film ‘Rocky.’