Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Will and Jaden Smith to Be Newspapermen for a Day

Will Smith and Jaden Smith to Be Special Guests of Metro Newspapers

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metro US ("Metro") will feature famous father-and-son team Will and Jaden Smith as Special Guests on Monday April 22, 2013 both in-paper and online at, in advance of their action film “After Earth,” premiering June 7, 2013.

As Special Guests, Jaden and Will Smith will imagine what the Earth will look like hundreds of years from now; including environmental impact, advances in technology and transport, and media. The pair will sit for an exclusive Q&A with Metro. All content will run in Metro’s print and digital editions around the world.

“Metro strives to bring exciting exclusive content to readers both in print and online,” said Tony Metcalf, Metro US Editor-in-Chief, “to have Will and Jaden Smith, creating exclusive content just for Metro? No doubt Metro will be a very hot commodity on Apr 22nd. It’s an outstanding opportunity for advertisers, as well.”

In “After Earth,” a crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must work together and trust one another if they want to return home.

Check out the “After Earth” trailer on

Metro is the world’s largest newspaper – attracting a young, active audience of over 20 million daily in more than 100 cities worldwide. In the US, Metro was launched in 1999 and is now the #1 most read free daily nationwide with 1.3 million daily readers. Designed for a 20-minute read, Metro delivers news and entertainment to commuters Monday through Friday. Local, national and international news and features are presented without bias, showcasing a metropolitan attitude and style. To learn more, visit:

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