"Rocky" shot Sylvester Stallone to stardom and took the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1977.

Sylvester Stallone will narrate the new ‘Rocky’ documentary

40 years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic, reminiscent of his experience working in the original “Rocky” movie, will star in the role that made the Hollywood actor a star.

Written and produced by Derek Wayne Johnson, the on-screen documentary offers a “sensitive” and “intimate” approach to creating sports drama, four decades after its first episode was released in 1976.

Stallone was a relatively unknown actor when he wrote the original “Rocky” screenplay and boxing underdog Robert “Rocky” Balboa as the main character in the film.

The low-budget film directed by John G. Avelden became a sensation at the box office, winning three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It has made seven sequels – the most recent being 2018’s “Creed II” starring Michael B. Jordan.

“You’re a very lucky person when you find out that your best friend is some character that just comes out of your mind, someone who was always present when things got rough and never left me,” Stallone said in the documentary trailer.

Johnson, who previously starred in “John G. Evildens: King of the Underdogs,” described the project as a “golden nugget” for “Rocky” fans.

He promised, “It will give listeners an intimate and sometimes sensitive experience.”

“We are proud of the film,” he said in a statement, and viewers can expect new stories and new footage that they have never seen before in a combination of director John Avilden’s home movies, rehearsal footage and backstage. – Scenes of making the final underdog film are visible. “

“40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic” will be released digitally on June 9 on iTunes / AppleTV and Amazon.

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