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Common to play villain in John Wick 2

John Wick

Story by Jack Foley

COMMON is to play the villain alongside Keanu Reeves in John Wick 2, Lionsgate’s sequel to its surprise 2014 action hit.

Plot details for the follow-up are being kept under wraps for now but, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Common will be the movies’ chief villain, a head of security for a female crime lord.

Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first movie with David Leitch, is returning to helm the sequel, which is due to begin shooting this week.

Leitch, however, won’t be back as he is now preparing to shoot the spy thriller Coldest City with Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.

The first John Wick surprised many by becoming a box office hit. It followed Reeves’ ex-hitman as he doles out violent retribution to the gangsters who broke into his home, beat him up and killed his dog.

He subsequently re-enters the tangled underworld of assassins he left behind and shows everyone that’s he’s still not to be trifled with.

Common, who appeared in Entourage and Liam Neeson action movie Run All Night, will next be seen in Warner Bros.’s high-profile comic book movie, Suicide Squad, with Will Smith and Jared Leto.

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