A Rapper Turned Hitman? How Common

Hip-hop star Common has confirmed to MTV News that recently signed onto director Timur Bekmambetov’s adaptation of Mark Millar’s graphic novel “Wanted.”

“I’m about to do this film called ‘Wanted,’ which is starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy, who was also part of ‘The Last King of Scotland’ with Forest Whitaker. And man, this movie is very exciting to even be talking about” says Common.

“My character in ‘Wanted’ is called the Gunsmith. I’m basically this dude that’s a master at shooting guns. I’m training this gentleman that’s coming in, who really has certain abilities but doesn’t know it; I’m training him on how to be what he should be” he added.

The Universal Pictures film opens March 28th 2008.