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    Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:28:02

    Common to Star in AMC Western  - He has fully transitioned from rapper to actor

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    Common, much like Ice Cube, Ice-T and Mos Def before him, has pretty much transitioned from rapper to actor, in terms of full-time job. He will star in one of the lead roles in a new AMC western that centers around the construction of the Transcontinental Road. Common recently portrayed a basketball player who finds romance with fellow rapper-turned-mostly-actor Queen Latifah in Just Wright, will play Elam, a biracial freed slave seeking his fortunes along the railroad line. Production is scheduled to begin this August, says EW.

    Who is your favorite rapper-turned-actor? And is T.I. going to do the same: switch mostly to onscreen work?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.28.10




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