Rapper turned actor, Common (real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.) has joined Ethan Hawke in the cast of thriller “24 Hours to Live”, according to Variety. The film will be directed by Brian Smrz and start production in South Africa next month.
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Scripted by Zachary Dean and based on an original story from Ron Mita and Jim McClain, “24 Hours to Live” follows a career assassin who is given a chance at redemption after his employer brings him back to life temporarily, just after being killed on the job. Fundamental Films chairman Mark Gao and international president Gregory Ouanhon are producing the film. Jon Kuyper, Kent Kubena, Jonathan Fuhrman, and Gary Glushon executive produce.
Common’s most film work includes roles in Selma, Run All Night, Unity, Being Charlie and Barbershop: The Next Clut. Upcoming films include Suicide Squad, Storks, Coco, Leavey and John Wick: Chapter Two.