Dapper rapper Common will co-star alongside Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins for Halcyon Pictures.
McG will direct from a script by John D. Brancato & Michael Ferris and Paul Haggis. Warner Bros. will release the film domestically, while Sony will distribute in most foreign territories.
Dan Lin, Mortiz Borman, Victor Kubicek, Jeff Silver, Derek Anderson and Jeanne Allgood are producing the film, which should get released May 22, 2009.
Common is scheduled to release his eighth album, Invincible Summer, this summer.
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