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Will Smith’s Son Cast As ‘The Karate Kid’ November 19, 2008

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 11:30 am
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Film will be co-produced by Will Smith

It’s been 24-years since The Karate Kid hit theaters, and for the past few months rumors have swirled that a remake was in the works. 

According to Variety, those rumors have now been put to rest: Yes, there will be a remake and the star will be none other than Will Smith’s son Jaden. 

The film, which is scheduled to begin shooting next year in Beijing, China, will keep the plot of the original classic, and will be produced by Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment company, and the film’s original series launcher, Jerry Weintraub. Chris Murphy, the film’s original screenwriter, will pen the new version. 

Jaden Smith is best known as the charismatic 10-year-old who co-starred alongside Smith in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness

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