Philly’s own Will Smith is one of the most successful rap artist/actors around. He’s been pretty successful in almost everything he’s taken on in his career and for sure knows how to attract an audiences and capture our attention. With rumors swirling about an upcoming film surrounding the tragic murder of fatally slain teen Trayvon Martin being in the works, Will is definitely looking to grab our attention again.
It’s been said that the actor is in the works of producing a story based on the lives of Trayvon Martin and his now famed killer George Zimmerman. Smith’s son, Jaden Smith is said to star as the 17 yr old victim of the controversial shooting that took place in Florida in 2012. Now here’s the fuss, the film will allegedly pay George Zimmerman over 3 million dollars, which of course makes him profit off such a tragic event. Sources say the controversy surrounding the movie has critics hesitant on the overall positive outlook of the film especially sinces it’s said to be told from Zimmerman’s point of view. Seeming to be guilty by popular opinion Zimmerman instantly became public enemy number 1 after being found not guilty of his charges during the case two years ago, which has many in bitter spirits. Questions about if the film will include his odd behavior after the case took place or his prior molestation charges have come up, most likely hinting towards the fairness and type of picture they’re painting of Martin through his killers eyes.
Questions of Smith's compassion for the situation over him wanting to make a film or money have also risen and controversy surrounding the situation is all the buzz. Both Jaden and Will are no amateurs when it comes to partnering up on the big screen and we’re interested to see how this pans out. Parvenu will definitely be looking to share our thoughts then, stay tuned.
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