Common will soon be featured in an upcoming movie called “LUV,” which is scheduled to premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Common will star as a character called 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 recently told Entertainment Weekly. “He doesn’t automatically see putting somebody in a situation like that to be as detrimental as it could be.”