JADEN SMITH IS GETTING DOWN WITH BAZ LUHRMANN
When we first saw this photo of Jaden Smith and director Baz Luhrmann entering BBC studios in London, we wondered ”What the heck are THEY doing together?” Then we remembered that Jaden is one of the stars of Luhrmann’s new Netflix series “The Get Down.” (First Woody Allen, and Now Baz “The Great Gatsby” Luhrmann directing for Netflix!) The Get Down SOUNDS like it could be amazing, but we’re still traumatized by our disappointment in “Vinyl.” It’s about the transformation of music in New York in the 1970’s – disco, punk, and most importantly, the evolution of hip hop in the Bronx. Plenty of bell bottoms, afros, great music, and dancing in the first 13 episodes debuting in August. Jaden plays a cool musician/graffiti artist with a huge afro. If it’s half as good as those old Soul Train reruns, we’ll be happy!
Photo Credit: AKM-GSI