Taraji P. Henson
has been cast in the Will Smith
-produced reimagining of The Karate Kid
. Henson, who was nominated for an Oscar for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
, will play Jaden Smith's character Dre's mother Sherry.
Forced to relocate to China to keep her job, Dre finds it hard to fit in and gets in an altercation at his school. Jackie Chan
plays the Mr. Myiagi character, renamed Mr. Han , who agrees to teach Dre