Piven, Common, and Kanye are all natives of Chicago, where filming is set to take place. Neither Common nor Kanye has been confirmed yet, and little is known about Chiraq's plot, according to The Wrap. It does seem as though Kanye is looking to increase his exposure in both the film and fashion industries, so perhaps we'll get word soon that he's locking down this role.
Common, on the other hand, is fresh off his Selma Oscar win. Relive his performance of "Glory" with John Legend at this year's Oscars in the clip.
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