The pop scion returns to acting.

After focusing on music, fashion and Twitter, Jaden Smith has returned to acting. Smith is the latest actor to sign up for Baz Luhrmann’s throwback hip-hop series The Get Down.

Smith has a recurring role as Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling a “psychedelically talented and enigmatic graffiti writer raised in the South Bronx.” Previously, Smith starred in The Pursuit of Happyness, The Karate Kid and After Earth. He joins Jimmy Smits and a cast of mostly-unknown actors in The Get Down, which Luhrmann has been developing for years.

“We as an audience have known Jaden since he was very young,” Luhrman says. “Recently, Jaden has been seeking diverse and challenging roles and this is a testament to his passion to grow in the craft. 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.” [via Deadline]



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