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Tessa Thompson Lands Female Lead in 'Rocky' Spin-Off Movie!

Tessa Thompson Lands Female Lead in 'Rocky' Spin-Off Movie!

Tessa Thompson‘s career sure is heating up these days – she just landed the female lead role in the upcoming movie Creed!

The film is a spin-off of the classic boxing film Rocky and will star Sylvester Stallone as his “iconic character Rocky Balboa, now a trainer and mentor to the grandson (Michael B. Jordan) of his boxing bestie Apollo Creed,” according to Deadline.

Tessa has been having a big year after her acclaimed performance in the indie film Dear White People, which earned her the Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor and an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Actress. She can also be seen in the civil rights flick Selma, in theaters next month.

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