Mandi Bierly
June 16, 2009 AT 01:58 PM EDT

The Karate Kid reboot that begins filming next month in China with Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, and Taraji P. Henson has hired screenwriter Steven Conrad to pen the script, reports THR’s Risky Biz Blog. Conrad worked with Will Smith, father of Jaden and a producer on the film, on 2006’s The Pursuit of Happyness. He also wrote the Nicolas Cage starrer The Weather Man.

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