Henson Is “Karate” Kid’s Mother

Taraji P. Henson (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) has joined the cast of “The Karate Kid” remake for Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment says MTV News.

Henson will play Sherry, the mother of the titular Dre (Jaden Smith) – a young kid who finds it difficult to fit in at his new school in China where he and his mom relocated due to her work.

Jackie Chan plays Mr. Han who teaches Dre martial arts.