Will Smith to celebrate 50th birthday with the death-defying live bungee jump over the Grand Canyon

Will Smith celebrates his 50th birthday with a stunt on a new YouTube Original.


Will Smith, Jordan Peele, Kirsten Dunst and Robert Downey Jr. are a part of the YouTube Original series line-up.

YouTube said Friday that in “will Smith: The Leap,” the star will bungee jump from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.

The live broadcast will take place on Sept. 25, Smith’s 50th birthday. Smith’s bravado is a response to a challenge of the Yes Theory channel on YouTube.

“Get Out” filmmaker Peele is the co-creator (with “Key & Peele” writer Charlie Sanders) of “Strange Town”, described by YouTube as a comic sci-fi anthology series of six episodes.

Host Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, and LaVerne Cox.

Dunst stars in ‘like a God in the Middle of Florida, a black comedy about a minimum-wage worker who schemes her way into a company that ruined her family. The 10-part series, produced by Dunst, is in the early 1990s.

Downey host and the telling of a series that explores the world of artificial intelligence by the perspectives of researchers and experts. The yet-untitled series will look at the impact of A. I. and how it changes the life of people and the changes that are yet to come.

The 2019 debut dates for these and the other new series were not provided.

This fall, YouTube Originals debut of “Origin”, a sci-fi thriller about people who struggle to survive on a deserted spaceship. The cast includes Natalia Tena (“Game of Thrones”), Tom Felton (the “Harry Potter” film franchise) and Sen Mitsuji.

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