#SPOTTED: JADEN SMITH IN TORONTO FILMING “LIFE IN A YEAR”
Jaden Smith already is an accomplished talent at age 18 having a high-profile résumé that includes starring roles in The Pursuit of Happyness, The Karate Kid (2010) and more recently Netflix‘s The Get Down from Baz Luhrmann. The son of Hollywood royalty Will (in-town too!) and Jada Pinkett, he appears ready now for his own close-up in a big way.
In town filming the bittersweet Drama Life in a Year till late May, the Film stars also supermodel Cara Delevingne. The Film centers on a teenager who learns that his girlfriend has only a year to live, making it a mission to give her a lifetime worth of memories in that time. Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr., whose father soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. sadly passed away just yesterday, also stars and was on-set today. Exterior scenes were filmed along the Humber River.
Smith was just at Coachella last weekend sporting his new cropped do for his role and he put out a call on Twitter to Toronto Filmmakers to get their help directing an upcoming music video he has planned; he also raps. He was seen later in the evening at the I Heart Radio Fest as part of Canadian Music Week, supporting his buddy Big Sean.
While filming a jogging scene, the low-key Smith had a quick minute to stop for fan photos. He even helped navigate me through a puddle to get over to him!
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Life in a Year will see a 2018 release.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: MAX IRONS, BETSY BRANDT, JT NEAL, JILL SCOTT, MARIN IRELAND + MORE IN TORONTO FILMING
Filming once again is picking-up again in Toronto and many names are surfacing around the City in recent weeks after a bit of a winter lull.
Front and center is Drama Life in a Year starring Jaden Smith and Cara Delevingne, about a 17-year-old boy whom after learning that his girlfriend has one year to live, gives her an entire lifetime’s worth of experiences. Filming in and around the downtown core, Smith recently chopped off his long locks with the help of his famous father Will. He also last weekend was spotted at Coachella sporting his cropped do.
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We ran into handsome young rising star JT Neal who also stars in the Film along with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Nia Long. The Film will see a 2018 release and films till late May.
Also just beginning production is Lifetime‘s TV Movie Flint, directed by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Mao’s Last Dancer) about a woman in Flint, Michigan dealing with its toxic water scandal and its impacts on her family. Cher originally was tapped to star, although she had to back-out due to family issues. We spotted stars Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Masters of Sex), singer Jill Scott and Marin Ireland (Hell or High Water, Toronto-made series The Divide) out tonight having dinner. Queen Latifah also recently was added to the cast and films through late May.
Another series set to begin filming is the first season of Condor. The series is about a young CIA analyst who hopes to reform it, but stumbles upon a brilliant plan that also threatens the lives of millions. Max Irons (The Riot Club, Red Riding Hood), son of Jeremy, stars in the series’ lead role. William Hurt and Brendan Fraser also star. It films through August.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#TIFF12: ANGELA DAVIS AT PREMIERE FOR “FREE ANGELA & ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS
Legendary Political Activist Angela Davis speaks out for the first time about her imprisonment in the ’70s in Documentary Free Angela & All Political Prisoners. The gracious Davis spent some time chatting with Fans and even accepting letters from some on her way to the Press Conference for the Film, which premiered yesterday at Roy Thomson Hall. Will, Jada, Jaden and Willow Smith even showed-up to offer their support at the Gala, greeting Fans on the Red Carpet.
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