'John Wick 2' Adds Common as Villain

Common has joined "John Wick 2" as the movie's primary antagonist. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he will play "the head of security for a female crime lord." He will star opposite Keanu Reeves, who plays the titular character.

Common's past credits include "Now You See Me," "Selma" and "Smokin' Aces." He has also appeared as a series regular on "Hell on Wheels." His next project is Warner Bros.' upcoming "Suicide Squad" film.

The original film starred Reeves as a retired hitman bent on revenge following the brutal theft of his vintage car and the killing of his puppy. Produced for just $20 million, “John Wick” grossed $78.7 million worldwide.

Both Reeves and screenwriter Derek Kolstad will return for the sequel, which begins filming this week.

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