Joshua Jackson (45) returns to the big screen. After nearly a decade without a film project, the former Dawson’s Creek star will appear in the new film The Karate Kid, reports Hollywood Reporter.

The film is scheduled to hit theaters later this year and is described as a coming-of-age martial arts film. It’s about a Chinese teenager who finds strength and guidance on America’s east coast “through a tough but wise mentor and martial arts,” it says. The lead role is played by Ben Wang (24), known for the Disney+ series “Chinese in America.” Also to be seen are Jackie Chan (69) and Ralph Macchio (62), as announced a few months ago.

The script was written by Rob Lieber (48) and directed by Jonathan Entwistle (39), known for his work on The End of the F***ing World. The new film “The Karate Kid” will be released on December 13th.

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What role Joshua Jackson It is not yet known who will take on the role – but according to The Hollywood Reporter, he will play one of the main characters. Jackson was last seen in film in 2015’s Heaven in Me alongside Norman Reedus (55) and Diane Kruger (47). After that, he mainly attracted attention with TV series, including “The Affair,” “Fires Everywhere,” and “The Fatal Affair.”

Most recently, Jackson has made headlines for his personal life, with his wife Jodie Turner-Smith, 37, filing for divorce in October, according to US media reports. Jackson and Turner-Smith met in 2018 and married in 2019. A few months later, they had a daughter, of whom they will now share custody, People reported.

Jackson, apparently, already has a new love: in December he appeared in public hand in hand with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (41). (mia/spot)
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