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Will Smith's 'Annie' Remake Officially Announced With Willow and Jay-Z Involved

January 27, 2011 04:17:32 GMT

Will, his wife Jada Pinkett as well as Jay-Z will team up to produce the drama musical which will star Smiths' daughter Willow.


Will Smith's 'Annie' Remake Officially Announced With Willow and Jay-Z Involved
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Jay-Z has confirmed he's teaming up with Hollywood couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to re-imagine the "Annie" musical for the big screen. The trio, who teamed up last year to bring hit musical "Fela!" to the Broadway stage, will be working together on a new version of "Annie", starring the Smiths' daughter Willow Smith, who Jay-Z signed to his Roc Nation label in 2010.

The three superstars will co-produce the film. According to reports, the partnership began over dinner with the Smiths, Overbrook Entertainment executive James Lassiter and the rap mogul, where the quartet decided to co-invest in the now successful beauty products line Carol's Daughter. They continued the partnership as co-producers of "Fela!".

Jay-Z has a little history with "Annie" - he sampled the musical's "It's the Hard Knock Life" in his hit "Hard Knock Life". Confirming the news, Jay-Z says, "The Overbrook Entertainment family and I have a unified vision. We've already produced a Tony Award-winning play and we're developing a true superstar in Willow. This venture into film development and production is a perfect next step with teams that are accomplished, creative, and innovative."


 




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posted by Daddy Warbucks on Apr 01, 2011
Just what we don't need. An all black cast for Annie. Why do we have to ruin the classics by making them all black? Lets be serious....they suck when you do that. The preacher's wife was an abomination. 12 Angry men...hideous. Now Annie. Is it because your daughter wants to do it? Will your a pimp whoring out your kids. How much for the women? Sell me the women.

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