Jaden Smith Lands Role in Baz Luhrmann's New Netflix Series
The 16-year-old entertainer 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.”
The Get Down will premiere on Netflix next year and it is a musical drama set in the 1970s.