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Baz Luhrmann's 'The Get Down' Adds "Disco Prince" to Cast (Exclusive)

Newcomer Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will play a "fly gangster" in the 1970s hip-hop drama. read more

Jimmy Smits Has Joined Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down

After spending a few years playing one of television?s most heartwarming pimp badasses on Sons of Anarchy, Jimmy Smits is ready to take on his next high-profile TV part of Baz Luhrmann's Netflix drama The Get Down. Call him Papa Fuerte. Click To Continue Reading

Jimmy Smits to Star in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Musical

Jimmy Smits has joined Baz Luhrmann's Netflix musical dramaThe Get Down, Deadline reports. The Sons of Anarchy alum will star as Papa Fuerte, a South Bronx political boss who delivers services the city fails to provide, such as jobs, housing and healthcare. Show More Summary

Newswire: Jimmy Smits anoints Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down with his presence

Netflix has made steady inroads as an original content provider over the last few years, with shows like Orange Is The New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt proving themselves capable of standing proudly alongside network and cable fare. Show More Summary

Jimmy Smits to Star in Baz Luhrmann’s Hip-Hop Drama 'The Get Down'

He'll play political boss Papa Fuerte in the Netflix musical series. read more

Jimmy Smits To Star In Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Music Drama ‘The Get Down’

Jimmy Smits has been tapped for a key role in Baz Luhrmann's music-driven drama for Netflix The Get Down. Set in 1970s New York City, the series — a long-time passion project for Luhrmann — revolves around a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers who are wild in the streets — nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them, except one another. Show More Summary

Why ‘The Movie Version’ Should Be Forgiven

Last month, The Great Gatsby turned 90 years old. This month, Baz Luhrmann’s big-screen adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic turns 2. For fans of the book, the latter milestone is hardly worth remembering. In 2013, readers steeled themselves before stepping into theaters to witness Leonardo DiCaprio portray the novel’s title character. Show More Summary

Newswire: Baz Luhrmann’s ’70s hip-hop show hired Grandmaster Flash as a consultant

Pioneering DJ Grandmaster Flash has signed on as a consultant for The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series about the rise of disco, punk, and hip-hop in 1970s New York. The New York Post reports that the Bronx-born Furious Five...Show More Summary

Grandmaster Flash Close To The Edge In Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’

Hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash is set as an associate producer and adviser on The Get Down, Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Netflix series about the 1970 NYC music scene and the birth of rap. "I can't tell you just how much joy and great spirit we are getting from working with some of the founding fathers of the form,” Luhrmann said in a statement. Show More Summary

Netflix Lands Grandmaster Flash for 'The Get Down,' Casts Young Actor as Hip-Hop Legend

Mamoudou Athie will play the hip-hop mastermind in the Baz Luhrmann drama series. read more

Baz Luhrmann Talks About Working With Grandmaster Flash on His New Netflix Show, The Get Down

Baz Luhrmann breezed into the Standard High Line’s Biergarten on Tuesday evening to attend a fund-raising gala for the Ghetto Film School. The program in the Bronx gives disadvantaged youth an introduction to filmmaking, and some of its alums are working on a "making of" video to accompany Luhrmann's upcoming Bronx-set Netflix series, The... More »

3 Things You Might Not Know About Skin Cancer, But Should

Shoutout to Baz Luhrmann, because his hit song from 1999 not only took over airwaves as the graduation song of the year, but it dispensed helpful advice in the form of a catchy pop song: wear sunscreen! We've all been instructed to wear...Show More Summary

Carey Mulligan takes on a Hardy heroine in 'Madding Crowd'

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British actress Carey Mulligan was anxious when she played F. Scott Fitzgerald's American heroine Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's 2013 adaptation of "The Great Gatsby."

Newcomer Herizen Guardiola To Star In Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Get Down’

Herizen Guardiola will make her acting debut in The Get Down, Netflix’s original series from Baz Luhurman. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter will topline the music-driven drama that revolves around a ragtag crew of South Bronx teenagers who are wild in the streets — nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them, except one another. Show More Summary

Netflix's Baz Luhrmann Hip-Hop Drama Casts Its Leading Lady

Herizen Guardiola will make her acting debut in 'The Get Down.' read more

Newcomer Herizen Guardiola to Star in Netflix's 'The Getdown' Directed by Baz Luhrman

Following on the heels of Claire Danes (Romeo and Juliet), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge) and Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby), Baz Luhrmann has discovered his new leading lady, who will make her acting debut in The Get Down, Luhrmann's new Netflix Original Series set to debut in 2016.

Baz Luhrmann Casts His Female Lead for Netflix's 'The Get Down' (Exclusive)

Baz Luhrmann has found his new leading lady. Newcomer Herizen Guardiola will star in the director’s new Netflix original series The Get Down, can exclusively reveal. The 18-year-old singer/songwriter will make her acting debut as Mylene Cruz, a shining, tenacious girl with a voice from God who dreams of disco stardom from the confines [...]

Baz Luhrmann's New Hip Hop Drama Just Cast Four Leads

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If you loved Empire and can’t wait for more “music-driven” TV, you’re in luck. While Cookie and the gang (mostly Cookie, though; she is the best) won’t be returning to your screens as soon as you’d like, Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series about four kids in the Bronx just cast the main leads. Read more...

Newswire: Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down casts its four leads

The Wrap reports that Tremaine Brown Jr., Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, and Skylan Brooks have been cast as the leads in the Netflix musical series The Get Down. The show is set in ’70s New York City, where “a rag-tag crew of South Bronx...Show More Summary

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