's young son Jaden
has landed the lead role in an upcoming remake of Karate Kid
, according to reports.
Jaden, 10, is Smith's eldest son with his wife Jada Pinkett
and previously acted alongside his father in 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness
And now the youngster looks set to start forging his own acting career with a role in a new version of the hit 1984 film - playing the part made famous by Ralph Macchio
, according to Variety.com
Oscar-winner Hilary Swank
took over the main role in The Next Karate Kid
The new film, which will see Smith take on a co-producer role, will be relocated to Beijing, China, but will explore the same themes as the original three pictures, with a bullied youth learning to stand up for himself with the help of a wise martial arts expert mentor.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)