Common will star opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Gerard Butler in the action-thriller “Hunter Killer,” from Relativity, in a story that’s set beneath the polar ice cap, and centers on a renegade Russian military leader who pushes the U.S. to the brink of a nuclear confrontation.
To be directed by Martin Campbell, from a script by Peter Craig, which is based on the novel “Firing Point” by George Wallace and Don Keith, shooting is set to begin in mid-July in New Orleans.
Original Films’ Neal Moritz and Toby Jaffe are producing, along with Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh.
No word on what role Common has signed up to play; his casting comes on the heels of his Oscar win for the original song he crafted with John Legend, “Glory” from the “Selma” soundtrack. He also appeared in the film.