I have tickets to see Jaden Smith in concert this summer, but I was wondering if he also has a movie coming out.
—Shelly S., Aspinwall, Pa.
A: Not a movie, but Smith returns to acting in a new Netflix series from director Baz Luhrmann.
The Get Down, premiering Aug. 12, is about six kids whose lives revolve around hip-hop, punk and disco music as they steer a course through a crime-ridden and destitute New York City in the 1970s. In his role, Smith, 18, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, is forsaking the gender-breaking skirt he made famous in Louis Vuitton ads for some supercool bell-bottom pants of the era.