Jaden Smith ‘sees himself as a modern-day prophet’ and is writing philosophy book

Source close to musician and actor claims Will Smith's son will publish book of essays

Jaden Smith is reportedly writing on a philiosophy book.

Smith, who is known for his philosophical Twitter feed where he tweets things such as: “How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren’t Real”, will pen a series of “spiritual” and “mystical” essays, according to US Weekly.

“Jaden sees himself as a modern-day prophet and is working on a collection of essays,” a source tells the publication. “They’re new takes on string theory and chaos theory, but more mystical. Jaden thinks he has spiritual ties to people in other dimensions and galaxies, and they are helping him write.”

Smith, the 17-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who is known for his roles in The Karate Kid and After Earth as well as being a musician, will juggle his mystic writing with more acting work. It was announced earlier this year that he has joined the cast of The Get Down, Netflix’s forthcoming music-driven drama series from Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann.

Set in 1970s New York, the 13-part series will follow a motley crew of teenagers from the underprivileged South Bronx district as they become involved in the city’s innovative new hip-hop, punk and disco scenes. Smith will have a recurring role as a talented young graffiti artist called Marcus ‘Dizzee’ Kipling.

Luhrmann said in a statement: “We as an audience have known Jaden since he was very young. Recently, Jaden has been seeking diverse and challenging roles and this is a testament to his passion to grow in the craft. We’re all very happy with the casting of Jaden in the role of ‘Dizzee’ Kipling.”

Smith joins a cast that already includes former Sons Of Anarchy/LA Law star Jimmy Smits and up-and-coming young actors Herizen Guardiola, Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Mamoudou Athie. Luhrmann will direct the first two episodes and the final episode, as well as serving as an executive producer alongside The Shield creator Shawn Ryan. Luhrmann’s wife, four-time Oscar winner Catherine Martin, will also serve as an executive producer as well as costume and production designer.

The Get Down will premiere on Netflix in all territories in 2016.