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We don’t know if we actually love the fact that Jaden Smith is coming to a silver screen near us soon. Actually, we know that we don’t love it, but it’s happening anyway AND it actually sounds interesting.

The upcoming film will starJaden, as well as, Live Schreiber based on The Good Lord Bird by 2013 National Book Award winner by James McBride. According to the deadline:

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.

What say you?

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