Wednesday 17 January 2018

Jaden wins award for Karate Kid

Jaden Smith stars in the remake of The Karate Kid
Jaden Smith stars in the remake of The Karate Kid

Jaden Smith has been named ShoWest Breakthrough Male Star Of The Year for his role in The Karate Kid.

The remake of the classic 1984 film, co-produced by 11-year-old Jaden's parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and co-starring Jackie Chan, isn't even released until June but has already won recognition, The Hollywood Reporter reveals.

Robert Sunshine, managing director of ShoWest, said: "Jaden Smith is an exceptional young actor who has delivered a true breakout performance with his portrayal of Dre Parker in The Karate Kid."

Jaden will be presented with the award at the exhibitors' convention which is being held in Las Vegas' Bally's and Paris Las Vegas hotels.

ShoWest will also hold a preview screening of The Karate Kid, directed by Harald Zwart, on the same day.

Rising child star Jaden made his feature film debut opposite his father in The Pursuit Of Happyness and went on to star in the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.

Press Association

Promoted Links

Entertainment Newsletter

Going out? Staying in? From great gigs to film reviews and listings, entertainment has you covered.

Promoted Links

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment