Willow Smith in Talks for ‘Annie’ Remake

Annie and Willow Smith

It’s about to be a hard knock life for Willow Smith. Following in her family’s footsteps, the “Whip My Hair” singer is in discussions to star in a remake of the 1982 musical film Annie.

The 10-year-old phenom, who previously acted in I Am Legend and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, would play the big-haired orphan adopted by a millionaire. Her father Will Smith, who developed the $350 million blockbuster The Karate Kid starring his son Jaden, would produce through his company Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures.

On the music side, Willow’s Roc Nation boss Jay-Z has been approached about handling musical duties. The hip-hop mogul has his own Annie connection, having sampled the musical’s theme song on his 1998 hit “Hard Knock Life.”

While the film is currently in development, the pint-size diva is prepping her Roc Nation debut, slated for a spring release.

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10 Comments

  1. Trey

    It sounds dope just thinking about it.

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  2. Yeah

    cool

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  3. Tami

    Cute!I would love to see a modern day Annie.Will Smith and Jay-z too?Can’t go wrong :) Hell maybe Beyonce might be in it too. Lol

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  4. toni

    gurl, SADDOWN

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  5. jhuntdaprodigy

    Well if it’s as good of a remake as Karate Kid, I’m all for it

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  6. Nait Phoenix

    Hmm, why not? I wouldn’t mind seeing her act in a REAL movie! :D

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  7. Lisa

    wow im mad retarded………i thought she wanted the hairstyle like annie smh i crack myself up

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  8. swaggamcjagga

    Lmao @toni saying saddown And lmao @Lisa.

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  9. mecalisa

    SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Quimbiamba

    i’ve never heard of this book but wow..i will probably add it to my ever grownig list of things that I need to read it sounds really interesting!I’ve been making my way through the girl with the dragon tattoo triology..i’m almost done with the second book, its REALLY a good read, but can get violent at times. i read the hunger games trilogy before this so suffice to say..i think i need some uplifting reading after these Theresa recently posted..

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