Common Narrating Movie On Harold 'Noonie' Ward

Common has teamed with directorial

team Coodie and Chike to narrate their first motion picture on former Gangster

Disciple Harold "Noonie" Ward.

“The Noonie G. Story”

portrays Ward’s ascent into Chicago's entertainment, business and political


Ward is a former high-ranking

member of the Gangster Disciples, one of the largest criminal organization in

the U.S.

Ward gave up the gangster

life and deleved into productive, legitimate businesses throughout Chicago.

The film, produced by Brandon

Himmel for Bock 8 Productions, captures the essence of gang life in Chicago

and shows the danger and sensationalism involved with it.

Award-winning journalist Adam Matthews helped shape the film's narrative and wrote Common's script.Coodie and Chike are best

known for their work directing music videos. They were the men behind the lens

for Kanye West's "Through the Wire," "Jesus Walks" and "Two


They have also done videos

for Pitbull and Lil' Jon and Mos Def'.

"The Noonie G. Story"

is being filmed in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Detroit.