The Good Lord Bird Goes Hollywood

By posted at 10:00 am on April 17, 2014 2

Jaden Smith is going from an action movie career to starring in an adaptation of James McBride’s National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird. Liev Schreiber will play John Brown. If you’re unsure about casting a rapper to play the protagonist, take it up with McBride, who is also producing the film.

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2 Responses to “The Good Lord Bird Goes Hollywood”

  1. Tricia
    at 11:02 am on April 17, 2014

    Huh? I thought John Brown was supposed to be old. Or at least older. I love Liev Schreiber but…I don’t know about that casting.

  2. Tom B.
    at 11:13 am on April 17, 2014

    John Brown was in his late 50s; Schreiber is 46 — a beard and a little makeup and he should do just fine.

    As for Jaden Smith — he may be a rapper, but he’s primarily an actor and, of course, Will Smith’s son.

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