Hollyweird: Jaden Smith To Play Cross-Dressing Slave In Upcoming Film

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Papa Will must be so proud…

Jaden Smith To Wear Dress In New Film Role As Slave Boy Mistaken For A Girl

Jaden Smith will be rocking dresses in his next starring role!

According to Deadline reports:

Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid, After Earth) are set to star in The Good Lord Bird, a big-screen adaptation of the 2013 National Book Award winner by James McBride (Miracle At St. Anna, Red Hook Summer). McBride is aboard to produce the pic about Henry “Onion” Shackleford (Smith), a young slave who links up with radical abolitionist John Brown (Schreiber) in 1856 Kansas and travels the nation with Brown’s motley crew of freedom fighters. Story is told with a satirical bent through the eyes of Onion, who wears a dress and is at first mistaken for a girl, as he bears witness to Brown’s historic campaign and encounters the likes of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman en route to the bloody Harper’s Ferry raid that helped spark the Civil War. McBride’s NY Times bestseller made Publishers Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of the Year list and has drawn comparisons to Mark Twain’s classic novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Congrats to Jaden! Sounds like a great part. You know slave films are all the rage in Hollywood right now.

The good news is Jaden already has some experience wearing girl’s clothes. Hit the flip for some photos of him sharing duds with Willow.

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So, Who Wore It Best?

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