Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio have been cast in the new ‘Karate Kid‘ movie. Both, who starred in ‘Karate Kid’ movies decades apart, will reprise their popular characters in Sony Pictures’ latest installment. Chan returns as Mr. Han, while Macchio reprises his role as Daniel LaRusso.
How to apply for the new ‘Karate Kid’ movie audition?
Sony Pictures made an announcement in a video on YouTube, where Chan and Macchio launched a global casting search for a new Karate Kid. The initiative invites young actors to submit audition tapes to KarateKidCasting.com.
Li, a proficient fighter and student in Beijing, faces a major change when his mother decides to move to Brooklyn due to a work opportunity. Struggling with a past tragedy, Li clashes with his doctor mother, who is also dealing with the same tragedy but with a different approach. Despite his mother’s aversion to violence and Kung Fu, Li discovers meaning in training Victor in this martial art, leading him to return to the ring as well.
The 2010 film ‘The Karate Kid’ is directed by Harald Zwart, remaking the 1984 original. Jaden Smith stars as Dre Parker, who moves to China with his mother and faces bullying. He befriends Mr. Han, a maintenance man and martial arts master, who teaches him kung fu for self-defense. While it maintains the core story, the film adapts to China’s setting and modern themes. It emphasizes friendship, discipline, and growth, with Jackie Chan’s portrayal of Mr. Han adding a unique touch. The movie was well received, introducing a new generation to the story and paying homage to the original’s legacy. The film has grossed over $359 million worldwide.
When is the release date for the new ‘Karate Kid’ movie?
The new ‘Karate Kid’ movie is scheduled to hit theaters on December 13, 2024, by Sony Pictures.
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