Sylvester Stallone to Direct and Star in Tough as They Come with Adam Driver

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Although Sylvester Stallone took to Facebook just a couple of days ago to talk about The Expendables 4, it appears that he also has something else up his sleeve for 2017. He is currently making plans to return to the director’s chair for the first time since the original Expendables film back in 2010, but this won’t be another action movie. Instead, it is a drama based on the memoir of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, one of five soldiers ever to survive a quadruple amputation from a battlefield injury. The movie also has a rising star attached for the lead role in the form of Adam Driver. Hit the jump to find out what else we know.

According to Deadline, Sylvester Stallone will direct Tough as They Come, a drama based on the life story of Travis Mills. Stallone will also appear in the film, playing Mills’ father-in-law Craig Buck, while Adam Driver will play Mills. The project is currently being shopped around to studios with Fox currently said to be the top bidder.

Stallone was recently being courted by Donald Trump for a position at the National Endowment for the Arts, but he turned it down, stating “I believe I could be more effective by bringing national attention to returning military personnel in an effort to find gainful employment, suitable housing and financial assistance these heroes respectfully deserve.” Clearly this is an issue that has been on his mind lately and the movie no doubt plays into that. As for Adam Driver, he is currently starring in a couple of potential awards contenders with Martin Scorsese’s Silence and Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson. Are you looking forward to a Stallone / Driver team up?

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  • Lori Cerny

    I AM looking forward to Stallone directing again, but I don’t think I’ll be able to stomach watching this film. The subject matter seems more like Oscar-bait than a typical drama.