Common has been a patient hard-working actor for a very long time, and is finally rewarded with a starring role in an action-thriller. The Hollywood Reporter reports that producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and writer/director Harris Goldberg are making Common the next leading action star with Quick Draw. Common recently appeared in John Wick: Chapter 2, and was very impressive up against Keanu Reeves, that performance may have solidified his action star career.
“Quick Draw’s logline is being holstered but Goldberg and producers are promising “hyper intense shoot-outs, choreographed car chases, and lightning fast hand-to-hand combat” as the action “plays out across the mean streets of Los Angeles.””
Action films are in a renaissance period with more unlikely talent helming the projects and adding a unique and compelling perspective on action sequences and narratives. John Wick was helmed by stunt directors, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. They carefully crafted fight sequences that were brutal, beautiful, and most importantly, easy to follow. Comedy writer Goldberg is helming this project and as the Hollywood Reporter describes, is reinventing himself in the action genre. Comedy writers/directors have successfully entered the action genre before, see the Russo Brothers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Miller & Phil Lord, and Paul Feig with Spy.
This is very exciting news for Common fans. He is an excellent actor and overall talented artist. He deserves more leading roles and has proven time and time again that he can work with any genre, particularly action.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter