WHAT: PREMIERE OF COLUMBIA PICTURES' "THE KARATE KID"
In Columbia Pictures' The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
WHO: FROM THE FILM - Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Han Wen Wen, Harry van Gorkum, Harald Zwart (Director), Jerry Weintraub(Producer), Will Smith (Producer), Jada Pinkett Smith (Producer), James Lassiter (Producer), Ken Stovitz (Producer)Dany Wolf (Executive Producer), Susan Ekins (Executive Producer), Han San Ping (Executive Producer), Christopher Murphey (Writer), James Horner (Composer)
WHEN: Monday, June 7, 2010
WHERE: Mann Village Theatre
THE KARATE KID opens nationwide June 11, 2010
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