Common to Star in "Urban Update" of Francois Truffaut's 'The Man Who Loved Me'
Published Jun 12, 2012Since releasing the meh-worthy album The Dreamer, The Believer late last year, Common has clearly been preoccupied with his acting roles. Most recently, he's stolen scenes in the Alberta-shot AMC drama Hell on Wheels, but up next is a remake of Francois Truffaut's 1977 work The Man Who Loved Me.
As The Playlist reports, the film is being touted as an "urban update," and will star Common as lead Marc Guiness. The film follows the character as he writes a memoir about the many relationships he's held through his life. Though originally set in Paris, the remake will take place in Buenos Aires.
The film is set to be helmed by first-time feature-length director J. Kevin Swain, who previously found work with rap music videos. Swain is reportedly attempting to score some big names for the leading lady, with Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Freida Pinto and Eva Marcille all rumoured to be in the running for various parts.
The trailer for the original version of The Man Who Loved Me can be seen below.