Rocky – The Fighter will become musical. Sylvester Stallone said on Monday in Hamburg, Germany, the project in partnership with the brothers boxers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko, who also produce the adaptation to the stage. And to think that the Russians have been arch-enemies of the boxer on the big screen…

According to Stallone, Rocky: The Musical will focus on the love life of the Italian Stallion. “In the end, Rocky is a love story, and he would never have reached the final round if not for Adrian“, said the actor.

Broadway veteran, Thomas Meehan (The Producers) will write the screenplay, while Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty are responsible for the songs – which include themes of the film, like “Eye of the Tiger,” Gonna Fly Now “and” Take You Back “. Alex Timbers will direct the assembly.

It is up to train Klitschkos the main actor, who has not yet been chosen. With a budget of $ 15 million, Rocky: The Musical will have its world premiere in Hamburg in November 2012.

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