He is a respected MC in the Hip-Hop game with hits like “The Light” and “Come Close” now rapper-turned-actor Common is continuing to build a body of work in the acting world. The Hollywood Reporter in an article on Monday, Sept. 23 says the "Smokin' Aces" actor is in talks to go head to head with Liam Neeson in the action film “Run All Night” for Warner Bros.
Neeson will play a long time hit man who in an effort to protect his family ends up having to take on his one time employer played by actor Ed Harris. Common will portray Harris’ new enforcer.
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The Chicago native currently stars on television in AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”. His most recent movie credits include “Now You See Me”, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and the critically acclaimed indie film “LUV” by writer-director Sheldon Candis. In 2010 Common starred opposite fellow Hip-Hop artist Queen Latifah in the romantic comedy “Just Wright”.