Jaden Smith Lands ‘Karate Kid’ Remake

10-year-old Jaden Smith has signed on to film the remake of the 1984 hit The Karate Kid, which originally starred Ralph Macchio.

The movie will be produced by Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter, as well as Jaden’s father, Will Smith. Filming is set to begin next year in Beijing, as well as other places. Jaden is already a martial arts practitioner.

This is not Jaden’s first film; he has starred alongside his father in The Pursuit of Happyness; has completed another film, The Day the Earth Stood Still; and has appeared on a couple of episodes of various TV series.

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  • Lulu

    Oh Boy – here we go – another undeserving hollywood kid get’s to take a roll away from a REAL child actor who actually has talent. All this kid has is an unbelievable sense of entitlement and rich, famous parents. His father is producing the movie – geez -nepotism at it’s finest! I have seen this kid interviewed – he already thinks he is the best at everything – God help us!!

    • Klauos Ciromain

      Have you seen how hard he worked in the movie? You don’t get flexibility, power, skill, and speed just because your dad’s the producer of the movie.

  • gini

    It is kinda unfair that he most likely got the part just because his father is the producer but to give him credit, I thought he was great in The Pursuit of Happyness.

  • Katrina

    lol.. i think its ridiculous to be remaking the movie anyway

  • Beth

    Yuk – as Ive said many times before (some of which is not posted – dont know why…Im entitled to MY opinion) I dont like that family and those kids seem smug and snotty.

  • Coached

    Lol…Seems some of you want to be actors, and some of you Moms who have kids…are a bit jealous……..Lol! I think if you can get a break (by any means) then take it…and beth you are wrong to hate what you don’t even know!

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