AceShowbiz - Sylvester Stallone is teaming up with Adam Driver for his next feature film, "Tough as They Come". The 70-year-old Oscar nominee is on board to serve behind the lens for as well as star opposite the 33-year-old actor in the upcoming movie that will be adapted from best-selling memoir of the same name.
It's based on true-life story of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, one of only five soldiers to have survived a quadruple amputation from an injury on the battlefield. According to Deadline, Driver will portray Mills, while Sly will play his father-in-law, who stood by Mills' side from the day he returned from the hospital.
Fox is circling a package that includes the memoir and the life rights of Mills and his father-in-law, Craig Buck. Susan Carlson, Eric Carlson and James Keach will serve as producers. No further details are known regarding the scribe. Furthermore, the upcoming war drama has yet to set a release date as it's still in early stage of development.
Stallone was recently offered a high-profile gig as president-elect Donald Trump was considering him as the chairman of the NEA. However, the veteran actor passed on the job, saying that he wanted to spend his time "by bringing national attention to returning military personnel in an effort to find gainful employment, suitable housing and financial assistance these heroes respectfully deserve."
Driver, meanwhile, just wrapped up filming "Logan Lucky" and "Star Wars Episode VIII", in which he will reprise his iconic role as Kylo Ren. He can next be seen opposite the likes of Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield in Martin Scorsese's "Silence", which is due out January 13 in U.S. theaters.