Although Sylvester Stallone’s skills as an actor have often been debated, it’s often forgotten that he’s also an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and a pretty decent director. However, his jaunts behind the camera have been fairly irregular, with the last being 2010’s The Expendables.
Now he’s planning another movie as director, and as with all the other movies he’s helmed, he’ll also star. He already lined up an interesting co-star, with Deadline reporting that Adam Driver will also be part of the film.
The movie in question is Tough as They Come, based on, ‘The true tale of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mills, one of only five soldiers to survive a quadruple amputation from a battlefield injury. At the heart of the story is the soldier’s relationship with his father-in-law, who stood by his side from the day he got home from the hospital. Driver will play Mills, and Stallone will play his father-in-law.’
It’s a subject close to Stallone’s heart, as he is keen to highlight the difficulties faced by those returning from military conflict, whether they have been physically injured or not. It’s not clear when the film might starts shooting.