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Common is expanding his film resumé with the upcoming independent film L.U.V. Common will not only star in the film, but he will produce it as well.

Common will portray Vincent, a troubled ex-con who strikes up a friendship with his shy, 13-year-old nephew, who is in search of his family.

“Vincent is a uniquely conflicted character,” Common said of his character in the film. “I found an appeal in his desire to move past his failures and onto the right track, and the challenges that presents.”

Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Michael K. Williams, and Meagan Good are some of the other actors attached to the project. First time director, Sheldon Candis, will direct the film.

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