By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
Former Palisadian Arnold Schwarzenegger has a featured role as himself in “Stallone: Frank, That Is,” which will offer a “look into the fascinating life, career and survival of the most unknown famous entertainer in Hollywood,” according to a synopsis on IMDb.
The documentary dives into the life of Frank Stallone, whose music career spanned four decades, earning him three Platinum Albums, 10 Gold Albums and five Gold Singles. Frank is the younger brother of Sylvester Stallone, who will make an appearance in the film.
“Frank Stallone has seen it all. Frank Stallone has done it all,” the “Stallone” movie website reads. “But, who is Frank Stallone? You know the name, now discover the Grammy and Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, musician and actor who has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years, all the while living in a giant shadow.”
His movie soundtracks have included “Rocky I,” “II” and “III” and “Rambo II,” and he has appeared as an actor in more than 60 films and television shows.
“Stallone: Frank, That Is” tells the story of Frank’s life, through his own eyes and a plethora of other big names in Hollywood. The film, written and directed by Derek Wayne Johnson, will include appearances by Billy Dee Williams, Joe Mantegna, Frankie Avalon, Richie Sambora and more.
“It’s not easy, because you live in a shadow, and every time you get a great job, you know, people saw you probably got that because of your brother,” Schwarzenegger shared in the film’s trailer. “He didn’t He got this because of his talent.
Executive produced by Ronald Zamber, the film’s music was done by Greg Sims.
The film has garnered several award nominations and wins, including Best Feature Documentary 2020 at the 20th Beverly Hills Film Festival and an Honorable Mention award in the Santa Monica International Film Festival.
“Stallone: Frank, That Is,” which was originally due out in 2019, is now slated to release on Tuesday, January 19. The film can be pre-ordered on iTunes.
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