Jaden Smith is The Karate Kid

Jaden Smith is The Karate Kid

Jaden Smith, the 10-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, will star in the refashioned 1984 hit The Karate Kid, reports Variety.

The film will be produced by his dad, Will, as well as Jerry Weintraub (who launched the original franchise) and Overbrook Entertainment’s James Lassiter, and Ken Stovitz. The film will shoot next year in Beijing and other cities.

Jaden costarred alongside Will in his feature debut, The Pursuit of Happyness.

Ralph Macchio was about 20 when he played Daniel Larusso in The Karate Kid.

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  • Kelly

    No , no, no!
    Please STOP making remakes of these awesome 80s classics!
    “Karate Kid” was one of the best 1980s films, and the remakes can never match it.. ugh!

  • Sare

    Oh no. This kid is like 10 years old. STOP THE MADNESS!

  • chelsea

    He’s only getting the role because of who his dad is, but that seems to be how the world works. Look at Bush! But seriously, he seems a little young for the role…

  • kaareely

    oh my god
    I love you jaden!
    is beautiful and handsome
    also his muscles <3
    is a real actor like his father
    the karate kid goes movie very handsome and I loved that movie
    I know!! u.u
    I love you jaden <3
    want to meet him and kiss him (:
    help this is serious
    I die every time I see it
    is very handsome
    I love him <3

  • Ivonne


    si no hablas español, traducelo.
    tienes toda la razon los clasicos son clasicos
    pero Jaden hizo una EXCELENTE actuacion, esta pelicula es por mucho mejor que la de los 80 :D

  • Ivonne


    si es muy joven, pero supo sacar adelante el filme, para mi es mucho mejor que la anterior, y no importa que su papa haya sido director de la pelicula, el tiene talento :D

>>>>>>> staging1