Common recently signed on to the currently filming drama, based on the ultra-violent comic book of the same name and directed by Russian Night Watch/Day Watch creator Timur Bekmambetov. "[It's also got] Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy, who was also part of The Last King of Scotland with Forest Whitaker. And man, this movie is very exciting to even be talking about.' says Common.
"I've been pursuing an acting career, because I love the art of acting ... My character in Wanted is called the Gunsmith," Common disclosed. "I'm basically this dude that's a master at shooting guns. I'm training this gentleman that's coming in, who really has certain abilities but doesn't know it; I'm training him on how to be what he should be."
MTV describes the movie for those unfamiliar with the Top Cow comic by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones: Wanted tells the story of a mama's boy named Wesley Gibson (McAvoy) who discovers that his recently deceased father was a top-notch supervillain. Discovering his own Jason Bourne-like skills at murder and mayhem, the newly empowered antihero sets out to become the next great bad guy under the tutelage of the Fox (Jolie), a Catwoman-like jewel thief. Freeman will play Sloan, a figure in the covert organization who recruits Gibson. The six-issue comic is considered by many to be the "Watchmen" of villain tales, based largely on its mid-'80s setting and characters loosely based on icons like Lex Luthor, the Joker and Mr. Mxyzptlk.