burning-sandsCommon (aka Lonnie Lynn) is performing the original end credits song The Cross for the Netflix original movie Burning Sands. The track is performed by Common & singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas, written by Common, Karriem Riggins, Robert Glasper and Samora Pinderhuges. Riggins and Glasper are also producing the song. Burning Sands is directed by Gerard McMurray and stars Trevor Jackson, Alfre Woodard, Steve Harris, Tosin Cole, DeRon Horton and Trevante Rhodes. The drama takes place in the world of fraternities and follows a favored pledgee who is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing. Stephanie Allain (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake Moan), Jason Michael Berman (The Birth of a Nation), Reginald Hudlin (Boomerang, House Party) and Mel Jones are producing the project and Common will also serve as an executive producer. The singer/songwriter has previously contributed an original song for Selma (with John Legend), for which he received an Academy Award. Kevin Lax composed the movie’s score. Burning Sands is premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and will be available to stream on Netflix on March 10, 2017. (Deadline)

  1. brooklyn says:

    The movie burning sands was a great movie i learned so much from watching it however i cried so hard after watching this movie because the young boy that died at the end reminded me of my best friend in a way where he just want to see everyone happy and he just had a heart full filling heart. Like he sacrificed so much for his brothers/friends just to cross the burning sands. When Trevor Jackson cried at the end i could feel his cry because that was me when i found out my best friend was gone. The characters put their heart and souls into the characters they did an amazing job. As you can see i’m very sensitive when it comes to movies like this.