Netflix has shared the trailer for an upcoming documentary on actor Sylvester Stallone.
Sly will hit the streaming service on November 3rd, which follows its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The documentary charts Stallone’s long career, with direction from Thom Zimny.
The official synopsis reads: “From Rocky to Rambo to The Expendables, this retrospective documentary offers an intimate look at the Oscar-nominated actor-writer-director-producer, paralleling his inspirational underdog story with the indelible characters he has brought to life.”
The trailer teases Stallone’s rise to fame, beginning with his initial career struggles where he was “deemed uncastable.” Stallone recalls over archive images from his career, “The rejection was my encouragement.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was Stallone’s long-time rival, is interviewed in the documentary, referring to the Rocky star as a “genius.”
Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino is also featured in Sly, giving his two cents on the actor/filmmaker’s Hollywood status. “When Stallone became famous, he wasn’t expecting the downside,” he explains.
Elsewhere, Stallone talks about his struggles to balance his busy career with his family. “When you’re a truly absorbed filmmaker, you put things before your family, and the repercussions are quite devastating,” he states. “Now I realise, that’s all that fuckin’ matters.”
Watch the trailer below.