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Creed's Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Coogler visit Toronto's Queen Alexandra Middle School

A Toronto middle school got a taste of the Hollywood spotlight Monday when the director and stars of the upcoming movie Creed dropped by for a visit.

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Creed stars rub shoulders with Toronto kids

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Queen Alexandra Middle School gets a taste of the Hollywood spotlight with a visit from Creed's Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler
  A Toronto middle school got a taste of the Hollywood spotlight Monday when the director and stars of the upcoming movie  Creed dropped by for a visit.

For weeks, Queen Alexandra Middle School's grade 8 class has been hard at work on a mural about perseverance – also a dominant theme of the Rocky spin-off. 

Creed director Ryan Coogler, centre right, and co-stars Michael B. Jordan, centre left, and Tessa Thompson pose with students of Queen Alexandra Middle School in Toronto on Monday. (Ilana Banks/CBC)

The upcoming drama stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed, a young boxer fighting to build his own legacy under the tutelage of his late father Apollo's colleague and rival Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). 

Jordan, co-star Tessa Thompson and director Ryan Coogler – the filmmaker behind the highly praised Fruitvale Station – paid the Toronto school a surprise visit midday on Monday.

Click on the video above for Eli Glasner's report.

Creed arrives in theatres on Nov. 25.

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