Will Smith and Jay-Z are remaking “Annie” with Willow Smith in the lead role. After watching Willow in Whip My Hair, there is no doubt in my mind that she can hold down a musical. As long as they are not inspired by the Austin Power’s satire, these two industry giants will bring a fresh perspective to Harold Gray’s classic comic strip.
Who did not love Jaden Smith in the ? Plus, Jay-Z and “Annie” are meant to be. His version of the Annie anthem was included on the CD, Vol. 2 . . . Hard Knock Life, a hit that propelled him into fame.
The two might be joining together, but this is not the first time. Smith and Jay-Z collaborated on the Broadway musical Fela. A musical that won 11 Tony award nominations.
Keep up the great work! Truthfully, Hollywood needs it.
- Jay-Z Teams Up With Studio For ‘Annie’ Remake Starring Willow Smith (mtv.com)
- Casting Call: Willow Smith Set For ‘Hard Knock Life’ In New ‘Annie’ Remake? (omg.yahoo.com)
- “Annie” remake will star Willow Smith (blastmagazine.com)
- Will Smith’s daughter to star in ‘Annie’ remake (seattletimes.nwsource.com)