Sirius XM Radio today announced that Jaden Smith and Will Smith, the father-and-son-duo and stars of After Earth, the highly anticipated film, will sit down for a Q&A session with a select group of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City.
“SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Jaden Smith and Will Smith” will take place on Thursday, May 30, and will air on Friday, May 31 at 3:00 pm on Entertainment Weekly Radio, via satellite on channel 105, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. For rebroadcast times, please visit www.siriusxm.com/townhall.
“SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Jaden Smith and Will Smith” will feature the Smiths answering fan questions about their unique experience of working together as father and son, and the new movie, After Earth, in theaters May 31. The “Town Hall” will be moderated by Jess Cagle, Editor of Entertainment Weekly and host of the weekly show Editor’s Hour on Entertainment Weekly Radio.
“We are thrilled to give our listeners direct access to Jaden and Will Smith, the stars of After Earth, the highly anticipated film. In a first in our ‘Town Hall’ series, a father and son team will be will be face to face with their fans for an unscripted discussion. That’s part of the special chemistry of this series, as a whole nation of listens will get to hear the long form discussion with one of the biggest stars in the world,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
The special is part of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series, intimate gatherings with iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with studio audiences of SiriusXM listeners. Previous SiriusXM “Town Hall” specials have featured Bruce Springsteen, Billy Crystal, Quentin Tarantino, Carol Burnett, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, KISS, Coldplay, Ringo Starr, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roger Waters, the surviving members of Nirvana, Gregg Allman, Usher and Tony Hawk.
After the broadcast, “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Jaden Smith and Will Smith” will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com. For more information on SiriusXM On Demand, please visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand.
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 learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home. Columbia Pictures presents an Overbrook Entertainment/Blinding Edge Pictures production directed by M. Night Shyamalan from a screenplay by Gary Whitta and M. Night Shyamalan and a story by Will Smith, and produced by Caleeb Pinkett, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, James Lassiter, and M. Night Shyamalan.
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