Common is in negotiations to star in the Warner Bros. action-thriller Run All Night, joining a cast that already includes Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman and Ed Harris.

The story follows an aging assassin, who takes on his former mafia boss (Ed Harris) to protect his estranged son (Joel Kinnaman), a limo driver who witnessed a murder. Common is playing the mob leader's most trusted hitman, an emotionless killer who lets nothing stand in his way of completing the task at hand.

Jaume Collet-Serra is directing from a screenplay by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace), with Roy Lee and Brooklyn Weaver producing. It isn't known when production may begin. The project marks the third collaboration between Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra, following Unknown and the upcoming Non-Stop.

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Common most recently starred in Movie 43, Pawn and the surprise summer hit Now You See Me. He also stars on the hit AMC series Hell on Wheels.