Common To Play Baddie In “Wick” Sequel
Common will play the main villain, the head of security for a female crime lord, in Lionsgate’s John Wick 2.
Chad Stahelski is directing the film, which is due to begins shooting this week. Stahelski and David Leitch directed the original film, but Leitch left this project to helm Coldest City – a thriller starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.
In the original film Reeves’ John Wick, an ex-assassin, extracts brutal revenge against the people who break into his house and slaughter his dog. The film was a surprise hit, and grossed up more than $43 million at the box office.
Common – seen in title such as Entourage, Run all Night and Smokin Aces– will also star in director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, slated for an early August 2016 release, in which some of the most notorious DC Comics villains are recruited by a government agency to embark on dangerous missions.
Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Will Smith, Scott Eastwood and Ben Affleck are among the cast members.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter