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Jada Pinkett Smith joins emotional new Netflix project

We can't wait!

Jada Pinkett Smith has shared the incredible news that she will be returning to the big screen with a new Netflix drama. The actress took to social media to reveal that she had been cast in Oscar-winning director Matthew A. Love's new film Redd Zone, based on a true story.

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Jada will play Tia Magee, a single mother who helped her son and his football teammates - known as the Bros - heal after the murder of their best friend, Dominic Redd. Seventeen of the boys moved into the Magee's home, with all 17 going to college and four later being drafted into the NFL.

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"I’m really excited about this one," she commented alongside the post but kept her comments turned off.

Westbrook Studios, the company Jada and husband Will Smith founded, are backing the project, with former NFL linebacker and MLB outfielder Brandon Magee - Tia's son - serving as executive producer.

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Jada was recently seen on the big screen as she returned to the The Matrix franchise for The Matrix Resurrection, and she shared an incredible transformation video on her Instagram for fans.

The actress, who first played the character in the movie franchise's first sequel, The Matrix Reloaded in 2003 and again in The Matrix Revolutions, could be seen sitting in a makeup chair as artists surrounded her and began applying prosthetics to make her look 60 years older.

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Jada Pinkett Smith in The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

Jade captioned the video: "The five hour transformation from Jada to the one and only Niobe in Matrix Resurrections @thematrixmovie."

The fourth film in the series was released in cinemas last week and sees the original cast also return to their iconic roles, including Keanu Reeves as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity.

Jada has also starred in Angel Has Fallen, Girls Trip, Bad Moms, and Magic Mike XXL.

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