Common is a legend in the hip-hop realm, and is looking to build his status in the world of cinema.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Common has landed a role as the major villain opposite Keanu Reeves in the upcoming film John Wick 2.
While details on the plot are thin, Common will reportedly play the head of security for a female crime lord. Keanu Reeves stars as the John Wick, an ex-hitman who is forced back into work when gangsters invade his home and kill his dog. The sequel to 2014’s surprise hit John Wick begins shooting this week and will be directed by Chad Stahleski.
Common has done a lot of work to build himself up to this point. Common played James Bevel in last year’s critically acclaimed film Selma, starred in the Liam Neeson-led Run All Night earlier this year. I really liked his role in Run All Night, and I expecting big things for this film as well. Not to many were talking about John Wick before it released, but the camera work, plot and action scenes were on point. I expect this movie to be a launchpoint for Common.