Jaden Smith Cast As Trayvon Martin in Will Smith Produced Film

Jaden Smith Cast As Trayvon Martin

In one of the most shocking pieces of news to come out of Hollywood in some time, a feature film based on the life of George Zimmerman is reportedly in the works with none other than Will Smith at the helm. Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment (I Am Legend, Hancock, The Karate Kid) has jumped on-board to finance and produce the film which is scheduled to hit theaters Spring 2015.

As polarizing of a figure that Zimmerman is, the film is sure to spark controversy among movie goers. In a statement sent to reporters, Smith stated, “It’s obvious that he’s not America’s sweetheart right now but his story is intriguing and it needs to be heard. Hitler wasn’t popular. Does that mean his story is any less interesting? Of course not. Slave masters aren’t popular but 12 Years a Slave was phenomenal. Wait until you see the finished product and judge for yourself.”

George Zimmerman is slated to receive a shade under $3.2 million from Overbrook Entertainment for his role as a consultant. No further details have been given regarding the totality of Zimmerman’s role with the production.

Jaden Smith is confirmed to be cast in the lead role of Trayvon Martin. Wilmer Valderrama is the front-runner to play the role of George Zimmerman. Production on the film set to begin in the Fall of 2014.

Jaden Smith Cast As Trayvon Martin in Will Smith Produced Film



  • Michelle Roland

    I’m not sure I can see the movie. As a
    Mother I can hardly stomach the mere thought of the loss of this precious 17 year old child… Thank you for bringing awareness to it however. Perhaps the proceeds can go towards a 911 live cam
    So never again will a 911 call go undocumented it will be live for the witness to all. God bless

  • Michelle Roland

    I created a series of post to get people
    To think about what they consider suspicious. Randomly selected pics final one being treyvon questioning : is this person “safe or suspicious”. At the end of it I collaged them out treyvons pic in the middle and again asked “safe or suspicious”. I am familiar with the law and what Zimmerman did not have a right to do was pursue another citizen who was not visibly committing any crime. The law does allow citizens to pursue if an other civilian is in clear immediate action of a crime but does not allow pursuit based on mere suspicion of such. Therefore his pursuit was wrong and he should have been convicted of agrivated assault at a BARE minimum. Additionally Treyvon had every right as to defend himself against an armed assailant and under protection of the law had the right to use lethal force in stoping Zimmerman. What’s more puzzling is that most Americans would say without question that if they were walking down the street and someone unknowing assailant pursued them with weapon that they would without a doubt protect themselves by all means necessary….yet felt that treyvon did not have the right to do so based upon one thing… Looking “suspicious”. That was public belief. Therefore I created this hashtag and photo series to test public opinion of what’s “suspicious” ironically enough will smith is one of the photos. i used various nationalities, sects, folks with tattoos and varied attire. The response on whether these people were suspicious was an overwhelming no. When I followed with treyvons photo I recieved an overwhelming (326 people) response that admittedly felt they judged this case wrong and are now in favor and support of treyvon. We have legal loopholes in the court system. Many people have been set free when society clearly knows they were wrong. Poor prosectition styles and even simple
    Mistakes can outright destroy a case and that’s the unfortunate law but what was more sadde ding was societies judgement on this. I am glad 326 people now view this differently. I don’t care if your religious or not but that’s 326 points in gods favor in my book. Feel free to take a look at my Facebook page and share the hastag#safestreetsforall. The collage will be taken to his memorial site. Treyvon Martin I apologize on behalf of society. We are sorry, your death is not in vain, may you make us better and open our own eyes, you are Americas beloved child… Respectfully,
    Michelle

  • uuthah8eipah

    Too hot to hop! (Try to say that 10 times fast!)

  • tamaraclogan

    Bernie won the debate!! Bernie, 2016!

  • tamaraclogan

    Bernie won the debate!! Bernie, 2016!

  • kimlymiddle

    Oh, and it does exist. Only an idiot who’s never read anything thinks otherwise.

  • aeg6ohsahy

    with each passing debate I’m just more and more saddened by the fact that I’m going to have to pull that lever for Killary

  • aeg6ohsahy

    with each passing debate I’m just more and more saddened by the fact that I’m going to have to pull that lever for Killary

  • lauyoh8ie

    She called $250,000 middle class? That’s almost five times the median family income. Somebody has too much money, and her initials are H.R.C.

  • lauyoh8ie

    She called $250,000 middle class? That’s almost five times the median family income. Somebody has too much money, and her initials are H.R.C.

  • Korey Merritt

    Worry about how we can positively effect the world, and be good role models for the generation to come, to help reduce these negative things from reoccurring, Im praying for this country !

  • dfgfrghreghre

    blacks aren’t even human. they are fucking chimps.

  • Randy Steele

    Bound to be the worst movie of all time based off of BS and propaganda.
    One sided garbage made by someone that clearly had a bias towards traythug.

  • Len Thomas

    I am definitely looking forward to seeing the movie. I am willing to fund the movie if funds fall short.

  • theallseeingmaster .

    Whoever puts up the money to produce this travesty needs their head examined. Every cent spent would be better invested is a sewage treatment plane. An over abundance of red ink is called for; nobody should watch this propagandist trash.

  • Al Bundy

    I wont go see this movie, I am glad they are making it so Zimmerman gets a Payday