Jaden Smith Will Play A Graffiti Writer In Baz Lurhmann’s Upcoming Netflix Show The Get Down! Deets Here!

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Jaden Smith is an actor, rapper, risk-taking fashionista, and expert Twitter-user.

Now, he can add “graffiti artist” to his impressive resume! It’s been reported that actor has joined the cast of Baz Luhrmann‘s upcoming musical-driven drama The Get Down!

The 16-year-old will play talented graffiti writer Marcus “Dizzie” Kipling who grew up in the South Bronx during the 1970s!

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Luhrmann gushed that everyone on the show was “very happy” with the casting of The Karate Kid star, saying:

We as an audience have known Jaden since he was very young. 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.

Sounds like The Great Gatsby director seems very pleased with Smith’s commitment to the role!

The Get Down also stars The West Wing‘s Jimmy Smits and Paper Towns star Justice Smith — and it’s expected to debut on Netflix in 2016!

Are YOU excited for Jaden to display his graffiti talents?

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Jun 10, 2015 3:41pm PDT

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