Jaden Smith has some big news to share – he was just cast in a brand new Netflix series!
The 16-year-old entertainer will be starring in The Get Down, a new musical drama set in the 1970s and created by Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann. He will play Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling, a “psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer” raised in the Bronx, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Here is a statement released by Baz: “Recently, Jaden has been seeking diverse and challenging roles and this is a testament to his passion to grow in the craft. In the short time he has joined our acting family, he has begun developing his The Get Down skill set, even taking lessons from the legendary graffiti artist Lady Pink of Wild Style fame, as well as steeping himself in the history and culture of the Bronx.”