Common Teams Up With HBO For 2-Year Deal

THE CHICAGO ARTIST CONTINUES HIS TURN TOWARD HOLLYWOOD

(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 Wright, LUV, 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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