Common is on fire and in demand, apparently! Who woulda thunk it?
Just about half-an-hour ago, I published an item on his joining the cast of the WB’s “Suicide Squad” big screen adaptation, although there’s no word yet on what character he’s signed up to play.
Now the raptor has joined the cast of director Rob Reiner’s next project, “Being Charlie,” in what The Hollywood Reporter says is a lead role.
He’ll co-star alongside Nick Robinson, Morgan Saylor, Devon Bostick, Susan Misner, Ricardo Chavira and Cary Elwes in the Castle Rock Entertainment feature film that will see Robinson play Charlie, an 18-year-old who breaks out of a youth drug treatment clinic, to returns home to Los Angeles, where he’s given an intervention by his parents and forced to go to an adult rehab, and meets an equally-troubled young lady named Eva.
No word on what role Common has booked in this one either.
The project is currently shooting in Salt Lake City.
Reiner is directing from a script penned by his son Nick Reiner and Matt Elisofon.
Common’s other post-“Selma” roles include the crime drama “Run All Night” with Liam Neeson and Ed Harris, which was released last month, and the action thriller “Hunter Killer” with Gerard Butler, William Dafoe and Billy Bob Thornton, which is currently in pre-production.