Sylvester Stallone Delivers ‘Headshot’ For Director Wayne Kramer

You can take the dog out of the fight, but you can’t take the fight out of the dog. Sylvester Stallone has more than embodied that old adage with his recent string of films, from his “Rocky” and “Rambo” revivals all the way through to the recent success of “The Expendables.” Needless to say, at 64 years old, Stallone’s still got it.

We’re already stockpiling popcorn in anticipation of Stallone’s planned sequel to “The Expendables,” but before that movie drops, there’s another Stallone gem to look forward to: a little movie called “Headshot.”

The Hollywood Reporter broke the scoop that Stallone is teaming up with “The Cooler” director Wayne Kramer for “Headshot,” an action flick from IM Global and EMJAG Productions. Alessandro Camon wrote the script.

Stallone stars in “Headshot” as a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a young New York City police detective to investigate two vicious murders that are strangely linked. In their unstoppable quest for vengeance, these two unlikely allies unite together on a journey that takes them from the depths of New Orleans all the way to the political world of Washington, D.C.

“’Headshot’ is exactly the type of fast-paced, universally themed project that suits our business model,” described IM Global CEO Stuart Ford, who is also executive producing the film. “Sylvester Stallone is an international icon and we’re really excited to be in business with him.”

These days, it’s pretty rare for Stallone to star in a movie that he has no hand in directing or writing, with “Headshot” marking the first such occasion since before “Rocky Balboa.” But as much as the collaboration between Stallone and Kramer is going to make or break this one, so too will the casting of the NYPD cop, the film’s second lead. Stallone already brings physical toughness to the film, so perhaps someone a bit leaner, more cerebral would work well for the co-lead. Maybe an Edward Norton type? Regardless of additional casting, the premise sounds like a fun one for both Stallone and Kramer given their past body of work; we’ll be following this movie’s progress, absolutely.

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