Common Teams Up With HBO For 2-Year Deal

(AllHipHop News) Common’s turn to Hollywood continues. It was recently announced the Chicago Hip Hop legend signed on to star in John Wick 2 with Keanu Reeves, and Com is producing an untitled “coming-of-age” drama for Showtime. Billboard now reports the entertainer born Lonnie Rashid Lynn is also partnering with HBO.

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The 2-year deal guarantees the cable network will have first-look rights to develop any project through Common’s Freedom Road Productions. HBO signed a similar agreement with fellow Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons earlier this year.

Common has been involved in acting/filmmaking for over a decade. He has appeared in movies such as American Gangster, Just WrightLUV, and Selma. His filmography also includes a stint on the AMC television show Hell On Wheels. Com is next set to perform as part of the live adaptation of The Wiz on NBC in December.

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