Rapper Common has been tapped to star in the upcoming fourth installment of the ‘Terminator’ series, “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.” The Chicago MC will play a freedom fighter named Barnes who is defending the human race against a machine that aims to destroy it.
Common will star alongside Christian Bale — who will play the main
character John Connor — and Sam Worthington, among others. The Warner Bros. and Sony-distributed film is set to hit theaters May 2009.
As previously reported, Common will be
releasing his forthcoming eighth album, “Invincible Summer,” in
“I created this music for the summer time, it’s about feeling
good,” Common told Billboard.com about the electro-tinged and
techno-driven album last month. “This is the type of music I felt was
missing from my body of work.”
Common will also appear in the June 27 film “Wanted,” which co-stars
James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman.
Common’s previous album, 2007’s “Finding Forever,” has sold 549,000
units to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.