By Mandela Wells



Lonnie Lynn (A.K.A. Common) has officially joined the likes of Kate Mara, Tom Felton and Edie Falco in “Leavey,” an Iraq drama film.

Common’s list of film credits include “Selma,” “American Gangster,” and his latest film “Run All Night.”

This is a story that follows Megan Leavey and her military combat dog Rex who saved many lives in search of bombs located on the road during their two tours in Iraq from 2004 to 2006. The Oscar-winning rapper will play Sgt. Gunney Massey, the Gunnery Sergeant in charge of the kennels at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Production on the film is set to begin early next year but no release date has been announced.