Well-known for his devil-may-care performances in action movies, Sylvester Stallone is set to try his hands in the drama genre with indie flick called Reach Me.
Penned and directed by Stallone’s Cobra co-star, John Herzfeld the film follows ‘a group of people who all have a connection to a self-help book authored by a reclusive former football coach.’
Sly will take a supporting role, joining a cast ensemble that include rapper-turned-actor Nelly as well as Omari Hardwick, Elizabeth Henstridge, Danny Aiello and Rebekah Chaney.
No word yet on what they’ll be doing, or who will play the title character.
Herzfeld also wrote and directed the Robert De Niro thriller 15 Minutes and 2 Days in the Valley, which introduced Charlize Theron to the world. He most recently directed the high-voltage actioner The Death and Life of Bobby Z, starring Paul Walker, Laurence Fishburne and Olivia Wilde.
Stallone was most recently in The Expendables 2, which he co-wrote. He’ll next be seen in the action film Bullet to the Head (formerly Headshot), directed by Walter Hill and is breathing life into The Tomb for Summit, which pairs him with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has recently committed to co-star opposite Robert De Niro in boxing comedy Grudge Match as well.
Check out the trailer for old-school actioner Cobra, the first film pairing of Sly and Herzfeld, but in front of the camera.