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Mistajam | 13:37 UK time, Wednesday, 13 February 2008

No, it's not the name of Common's next album! And if you think I'm talking about the DJ, please click here and edumacate yourself before reading on! After months of speculation, everyone's favourite bald chicago conscious rapper has verbally confirmed to MTV that he has signed on to play superhero The Green Lantern in the recently postponed (because of that Amercian Writer's strike) Justice League of America filum which is due to start filming in Australia soon.

To me, it's a bit of a weird casting - although after seeing his performance in Amercian Gangster (where's the DVD man? Surely we should have it by now!!) and hearing that he steals the show in the forthcoming Keanu Reeves & Forest Whittaker film 'Street Kings', I'm interested to see how this pans out. Apparently rumors around Hollywood were that Common was always the leading candidate but that Tyrese was in the running as well - well sorry Black Ty fans but after Tyrese's terrible attempt at rapping a couple of years ago, I'm really glad that Common got it!

According to IMDB, the film's not coming out until 2010 but when it hits, think you'll be checking this? Or will you be boycotting it because you're like my friend Dean who think's its about as ridiculous a casting as Chris Rock playing Spider Man?

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