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Rapper 'to appear in Terminator'

Common released his debut album Can I Borrow A Dollar? in 1992

Rapper Common has landed a role in the fourth Terminator film, Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, according to Billboard magazine.

The double-Grammy winner will play a freedom fighter named Barnes who is defending the human race against a machine sent to destroy it.

The film also features Batman Begins star Christian Bale and Australian actor Sam Worthington.

It is scheduled to be released on 22 May next year.

The last Terminator movie, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, starred California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It was released in 2003 and earned $433 million (219.7 million) around the world.

Common is also appearing in Wanted, which is out later this year and stars James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman.

The 36-year-old releases his eighth studio album, Invincible Summer, in July.

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