Fox Searchlight has signed on rapper-turned-actor Common (Terminator Salvation) to star opposite Queen Latifah in the Sanaa Hamri-directed sports romancer Just Wright.

According to Variety, Paula Patton has also joined the cast.

Latifah, Shakim Compere and Debra Martin Chase are producing.

The script, penned by Michael Elliot, revolves around a sports trainer who finds herself falling in love with a professional basketball player while rehabilitating him from a career-threatening injury.

Shooting starts in mid-July in New York for a release next year.