Sylvester Stallone has proven over the last few years that his career as an action star is far from over. Now, though, he’s making another bid to be taken seriously as an actor. According to Variety, Stallone will appear in “Reach Me,” an indie drama written and directed by John Herzfeld. Stallone and Herzfeld aren’t strangers–Herzfeld was onscreen with Stallone in “Cobra.”
The movie’s about “a group of people who all have a connection to a self-help book authored by a reclusive former football coach.” The cast includes Nelly, Omari Hardwick, Elizabeth Henstridge, Danny Aiello and Rebekah Chaney.
No word on who Stallone will play, but he’s already finished filming his part. Is there any reason to suspect he’s playing anything other than the “reclusive football coach?” If that is the case, it certainly seems like good casting. Stallone’s shown in the past that he can perform well when he’s put in the right part. He got good reviews for another indie film, “Copland,” but not good enough for awards and not good enough at the box office to make anyone think he can add anything to the cast of another, non-action type of film.
Stallone’s had a good career, and still has one, though. He’s finished “Bullet to the Head” from director Walter Hill and “The Tomb” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and is also set to film “Grudge Match” with Robert DeNiro.
No word on when “Reach Me” will come out, or more likely, hit the festival circuit.