Baz Luhrmann's 'The Get Down' Casts Its Leads

April 9, 2015 3:32 PM

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Netflix announced the cast for Baz Luhrmann's "The Get Down," his new original series about a group of "rag tag teenagers" set in the Bronx in the late '70s. The four male leads are mostly unknown, but have credits in upcoming buzzy films like "Paper Towns" and "Southpaw."

T.J. Brown will star as 14-year-old Boo-Boo, "a mechanically-minded kid who wants to get down, he is an irrepressible 40-year old in a 14-year old body." According to Netflix, Brown is an aspiring rapper and dancer. "T.J. hones his craft by performing in the NYC subway, where he was discovered by 'T...

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