It looks like the rapper and now turned actor Common is continuing his climb on the Hollywood ladder. We just discovered that Common has just signed on to join a TV series on AMC titled Hell On Wheels.
The show takes place in the 1860s during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and is written Joe and Tony Gayton.
We hear Common will play Elam, a freed slave who ventures to the west to seek work and establish a life for himself. Now surprisingly, in the casting, Common was cast as a half-black, half-white character who will deal with the mixed race trials and tribulations. What’s interesting about this is finally someone actually cast a light-skinned actor to play this part that makes it even more believable.
Next up for Common is his next album titled The Believer and he is also in talks for another action packed drama, but we are not sure of the title yet. More on this as it develops.
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