Rap icon turned actor Common is gearing up to step in front of the cameras this week.  In a new independent flick Common will play the part of troubled ex-inmate who's trying to get his life together.  On top of trying to get his life back on track he also tries to establish a relationship with his 13 year old son.

Commons latest project is a new movie called L.U.V.  The movie will feature newcomer Michael Rainey Jr, playing his son.  It will also feature heavy hitters like Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Michael K. Williams and Meagan Good.