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Common Will Play ‘Hunter Killer’ With Billy Bob Thornton and Gerard Butler

Common Will Play 'Hunter Killer' With Billy Bob Thornton and Gerard Butler

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.

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