Oxford welcomes Sylvester Stallone for his latest movie project

The city of Oxford, Ohio, is buzzing with excitement as Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone arrives to film his latest movie later this month. The actor, movie star and director, best known for his roles in the “Rocky” and “Rambo” franchises, will shoot scenes for his upcoming film “Samaritan” in the city, according to a post on the city’s official website.

“Samaritan” is a superhero thriller that follows a young boy who sets out to discover if a legendary superhero, who vanished 20 years ago after a tragic event, is still alive. Stallone plays the role of the mysterious superhero, who is rumored to be living in hiding. The film is directed by Julius Avery, who helmed the 2018 horror action film “Overlord”, and also stars Martin Starr, Pilou Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, and Javon Walton.

The film, which is produced by MGM, Balboa Productions, and Original Film, is scheduled to be released on June 4, 2024. The film was originally slated to be released in 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film resumed production in December 2020, and has been filming in various locations, including Atlanta, Georgia, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Oxford: A film-friendly city with a rich history

Oxford, Ohio, is a city of about 22,000 people, located in Butler County, about 35 miles north of Cincinnati. The city is home to Miami University, one of the oldest public universities in the country, founded in 1809. The city is also known for its historic architecture, scenic parks, and vibrant downtown.

Oxford has been a film-friendly city for years, hosting several film and TV productions, such as the 1984 comedy “Milk Money”, starring Melanie Griffith and Ed Harris, the 1996 drama “The War at Home”, starring Emilio Estevez and Kathy Bates, and the 2018 Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House”, created by Mike Flanagan.

The city’s official website posted a statement on Wednesday, announcing that Stallone will film his latest movie in Oxford later this month. The statement said that the city is honored and thrilled to welcome Stallone and his crew, and that the city will provide any assistance and support needed for the film production. The statement also said that the city will respect the privacy and security of the film team, and that the city will not disclose any details about the filming locations, dates, or times.

Stallone: A legend of the silver screen

Sylvester Stallone, 77, is one of the most iconic and influential actors, movie stars, and directors of all time. He has starred in over 70 films, and has written, directed, and produced many of them. He has created some of the most memorable characters and franchises in cinema history, such as Rocky Balboa, John Rambo, Barney Ross, and Cobra.

Stallone has also been recognized and honored for his achievements and contributions to the film industry. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards, for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for “Rocky” in 1976, and for Best Supporting Actor for “Creed” in 2015. He has also won a Golden Globe Award, a Critics’ Choice Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.

Stallone has also been involved in various philanthropic and humanitarian causes, such as supporting the International Rescue Committee, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Special Olympics. He has also been a vocal advocate for veterans’ rights, animal welfare, and gun control.

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