Common continues to add to his busy slate, joining the cast of “A Happening of Monumental Proportions,” a comedic drama in which he’ll co-star alongside and Allison Janney.
The project, the feature directorial debut of actress Judy Greer, tells a sex and violence-filled tale that occurs over the course of a single day, set in a Los Angeles school, that serves as the backdrop.
Greer will direct from a script penned by Gary Lundy, which was a semi-finalist for the prestigious Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship, and was a Sundance Writer’s Lab finalist.
No word yet on what roles Common and Janney are attached to play.
Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano are producing via their Depth of Field banner, alongside David Gardner of Principato-Young.
Great Point Media is financing the film which is set to film in Los Angeles in January 2016.
The news comes a couple of weeks after rapper-turned-actor Common joined the cast of the sequel to “John Wick” to play the movie’s main villain, and also inked a two-year first-look TV deal with premium cabler HBO, which will see him develop and produce projects for the network through his Freedom Road Productions shingle.
He’s already serving behind the camera as a producer on Lena Waithe’s Chicago-set Showtime drama project, which just got a pilot order at the network.
Beyond that, he will next be seen on the big screen in the ensemble cast “Suicide Squad,” as well as “Barbershop 3” and, on the small screen in “The Wiz Live!,” a live television production of the 1975 musical “The Wiz.”
Like I said, he’s busy.
Source: Shadow & Act