Jaden Smith Cast In Baz Luhrmann Netflix Drama 'The Get Down'

(Radio.com) Jaden Smith will join Baz Luhrmann's music-driven drama for Netflix, The Get Down, announced the online network on Tuesday. According to a release, Smith joins the cast for the 1970s Bronx series in the role of 18 year-old Marcus "Dizzee" Kipling, a psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer raised in the South Bronx.

"We as an audience have known Jaden since he was very young," said Luhrmann. 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."

"We're all very happy with the casting of Jaden in the role of 'Dizzee' Kipling, and with his addition, the Kipling family cast is now complete, Lurhmann continued." Read more here.

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