Common‘s acting career sure has heated up recently and there is no slow down in sight. Here’s the news straight from the source:
Common is set to star in “Black Samurai,” a television adaptation of Marc Olden’s novels that also inspired the 1977 Black Samurai film, Variety reports. He’ll play the show’s protagonist Robert Sand—a ex-military officer turned samurai master out for vengeance.
Variety provides a few more interesting details on the would be protagonist:
Robert Sand is like black Jason Bourne. Black Samurai is one of the most unique, timely and fun experiences I’ve ever read, while at the same time tackling some serious subjects around race and diversity,” said Gaines. “With ‘John Wick 2’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ coming up, Common was an obvious choice for the role, and I’m thrilled to have him on board. I believe he’s the next great American actor.
The series is going to be executive produced by RZA. Previously, RZA was behind the 2007 soundtrack to the animated series “Afro Samurai” and its subsequent film Afro Samurai Resurrection.