Willow Smith to Head Star-Studded ‘Annie’ Remake
“Annie” is getting a celebrity overhaul with the help of Jay-Z, Emma Thompson, Will Smith and his daughter Willow Smith!
According to Variety, the classic orphan tale will be revamped into a movie, with the former Fresh Prince producing and his 11-year-old daughter, Willow (of “Whip my Hair” fame) starring in the role.
Hip hop superstar Jay-Z will be writing the music for the film, giving it a decidedly more urban, updated feel. In addition, Will Smith’s “Men in Black 3” co-star Emma Thompson will be writing the film’s screenplay, something she has been working on for nearly three years, according to the BBC.
Pictured: Actress/singer Willow Smith attends the ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’ New York Premier at Ziegfeld Theatre on June 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)