Sylvester Stallone discharged the William Morris Agency early Monday morning to return to Intl. Creative Management.
The timing is somewhat ironic: Stallone’s career had admittedly slowed in recent years, but he sped to the top of the box office last weekend, toplining the racing-themed pic “Driven” from Warner Bros. and Franchise Pictures. Pic is the highest three-day grosser in the history of Franchise Pictures, taking in $12.2 million.
The actor will be repped by a team of agents at ICM lead by percentery co-prexy Ed Limato, Andrea Eastman and former William Morris motion picture co-head John Burnham, who joined ICM in February.
Stallone had been repped by Jim Wiatt at WMA for the last year and a half, having followed him to WMA when Wiatt ankled ICM.
A WMA spokesman confirmed the move, declining to comment other than to say that “we wish him well.”
Stallone is currently lensing Franchise’s “Avenging Angelo,” playing a mob bodyguard, and will also topline another WB/Franchise pic, “Dolan’s Cadillac,” which is skedded to begin lensing after any industry strikes this summer.