Zoe Kravitz & Sophie Okonedo Join Will & Jaden Smith in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘After Earth’
Will Smith will star as our hero and Jaden Smith will play his son, who is considered a warrior failure and has to step up to his potential to save his father. Kravitz who played Angel Salvador in “X-Men: First Class” will play Smith’s daughter – (Willow was too busy being a rockstar) – and Okonedo from ‘Hotel Rwanda’ will play his wife. It’s likely that the ladies in the family will only be in the beginning of the film, because they don’t come to Earth, where most of the story takes place.
This will be Smith’s second attempt to kick start a super hero franchise for himself; the first being ‘Handcock’, an angry alcoholic superman who just could never seem to get things right.
Gary Whitta who wrote ‘The Book of Eli’ co-wrote the script with Stephen Gaghan who wrote ‘Traffic’. Production is set to begin shooting in January for a 2013 release.