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New Rocky Movie 'Creed' Filming Around Philadelphia

By Diana Rocco

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The Italian Stallion is back in town!

Camera crews were on the streets of Philadelphia Thursday night shooting scenes for the new Rocky film 'Creed.'

A Philly classic has come home once again. Sylvester Stallone has been shooting a Rocky sequel around the city.

Casting directors Diane Heery and Jason Loftus of the Heery Agency are looking for homegrown extras for upcoming scenes.

"We're truly looking for everyone, all types of people. This movie is going to be a true representation of modern Philadelphia," said casting director Jason Loftus.

Philly natives and lots of boxer types are on their list. They've already been to 15 local gyms. Heery Casting has done dozens of local movies in town, but they say this one is different.

"Philadelphia really owns Rocky so much, so that anywhere this film goes, anybody it touches, they're all over it," said casting director Diane Heery.

Eyewitness News caught a glimpse of "Rocky" himself on the set Thursday on location on Clearfield Street, but the movie's casting directors wouldn't give away many details about where the casting crew can be seen next.

"I will say yes we do have the big fight sequence, obviously the movie is going to end in a fight, but I can't say much more about it," said Heery.

Since the movie started filming, Sylvester Stallone did his iconic run up the Art Museum steps and then posed for pictures with fans and cast members. 'Creed' will be filming at various locations throughout the city through March.

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