“It’s [got] some great actors,” he said Wednesday in New York. “I love working with people who I feel are dope, whether it’s a singer, actor, producer. I want to work with the people who I consider the cream. They’re here to stay; these dudes have an impact on the game. Even though they not as big as a Denzel, people respect their artistry ’cause they’re cold like that.”

Common says he was especially psyched that Bill Duke