Jaden Smith has been putting all of his energy into his music over the past couple of years, since After Earth crashed, but that will soon change. Smith is already deep in pre-production for a new 1970's-set Netflix series helmed by Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge) about a group of South Bronx teens who are "armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans" and "changed the city, and the world … forever," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show reportedly dovetails with the onset of hip-hop, punk and disco. Smith, who plays the 18-year-old graffiti artist Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling has already started practicing with a spray can, Luhrmann told Deadline: “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." The 13-episode series is slated to debut in 2016.
June 09, 2015