Rapper to play freedom fighter 'Barnes'

Common will appear in the new ‘Terminator’ film.

The fourth film will be called ‘Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins’, according to Billboard.

The rapper will play a freedom fighter named Barnes, who is defending the human race against a machine sent to destroy it.

The film will also star ‘American Psycho’ actor Christian Bale. It is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2009.

Common is also set to appear in ‘Wanted’ which is out later this year and stars James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman .

He is also due to release his eighth album ‘Invincible Summer’ in July.