Common shows off his acting skills in a clip from the upcoming crime drama LUV, premiering at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

The flick stars Common as Uncle Vincent, an “ex-con trying to go straight who takes his young nephew with him on a business trip that inadvertently leads him back down the deadly path he’s been trying to avoid.”

“It begins with love, love coming from someone whose been through a lot of pain and struggle,” Common told EW, which also premiered the clip and poster for the film. “He doesn’t automatically see putting somebody in a situation like that to be as detrimental as it could be.”

Head over to to watch the clip, and check out the poster below.


[January 13]

UPDATE: According to Deadline, the Common-starring LUV was acquired by Indomina for North American theatrical distribution. Additionally, BET secured the TV rights as part of a seven-figure deal brokered by ICM and Cinetic. The flick is currently being screened in Berlin, Germany for international buyers.

[February 11]

UPDATE #2: Common stars in the trailer for the upcoming film LUV, which can be viewed below (via HHNM).

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