Hip-hop star Common has signed to join James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie in Wanted for Universal Pictures.
Wanted, based on Mark Millar’s graphic novel, centers on a white-collar worker (McAvoy) who discovers he is the son of the most evil supervillain on Earth. When his father is assassinated, he inherits the dead man’s powers and begins life among the other supervillains (Freeman, Jolie and Common) who secretly control the planet.
Common will play the Gunsmith, an assassin with an unparalleled knowledge of firearms who is enlisted to help train and transform McAvoy’s character into the world’s most feared and powerful hit man.
Timur Bekmambetov is directing from a script by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas. Marc Platt, Jim Lemley and Jason Netter are producing.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter