Sly is going to Mexico
A release date has finally been set for Sylvester Stallone’s final Rambo movie.
The fifth and final film in the series – Rambo: Last Blood – has been confirmed to be released on the big screen by Lionsgate on September 20, 2019.
The film follows Rambo as he travels to Mexico after his friend’s daughter is kidnapped, and he quickly finds himself up against one of Mexico’s most violent cartels.
The movie was first unveiled by Stallone in 2015 but production only began in October 2018, with Adrian Grunberg in the director’s chair.
The film is scripted by Stallone and Matt Cirulnick. It follows Stallone’s last film in the series Rambo in 2008.
Yvette Monreal stars as the kidnap victim Gabrielle, while Paz Vega plays Carmen Delgado, a reporter covering the drug trade in Mexico who helps Rambo after her half-sister is kidnapped.
Sergio Peris-Mencheta will play Hugo Martinez, the violent leader of a Mexican cartel, while Adriana Barraza, Oscar Jaenada and Joaquín Cosío will all also star.
Stallone’s most recent film saw him reprise his role as Rocky Balboa in Creed II. Following the release of the movie, the actor said it was “probably my last rodeo” as Rocky.
“I thought Rocky was over in 2006, and I was very happy with that. And then all of a sudden this young man presented himself and the whole story changed,” he added.
“It went on to a new generation, new problems, new adventures, and I couldn’t be happier because as I step back ‘cause my story has been told, there’s a whole new world that’s gonna be opening up for the audience, for this generation.”
“It’s been my ultimate privilege to have been able to create and play this meaningful character. Though it breaks my heart, Sadly all things must pass… and end. Keep punching, I love you kind and generous people, and Rocky loves you too.”