Jay-Z and Will Smith Form Joint Film Venture

Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith

A star is about to be reborn. Following reports that Will Smith was rebooting the 1982 musical film Annie starring his daughter Willow and featuring music from Jay-Z, the remake is official, with the announcement that Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is partnering with Jay-Z to develop and produce major motion pictures, beginning with Annie.

Overbrook, run by Will, his wife Jada Pinkett, and partners James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz, first teamed with Hov to co-invest in beauty products line Carol’s Daughter, later partnering to produce the Broadway musical “Fela!”

“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,” said Jay-Z in a statement. “This venture into film development and production is a perfect next step with teams that are accomplished, creative, and innovative.”

It’s currently unclear if the Roc Nation chief will handle musical duties for Annie‘s soundtrack, but 10-year-old Willow will star in the remake, with Sony Pictures Entertainment developing the flick.

The singing sensation, riding on the success of her platinum single “Whip My Hair,” is prepping its follow-up “21st Century Girl,” with her debut album slated for spring.



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18 Comments

  1. Yeah

    yay cool

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  2. carl

    mmmmmmmMMMM I smell MONEY!!!

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  3. Tami

    Will Smith and Jay-Z are some SMART NIGGAS!Goodbye Tyler Perry, we tired of your movies anyway.Hello Will and Hova!Oh next they probably gonna do one with Beyonce too.THis is dope!!Smiths and Carters taking OVER!Ya mad

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  4. tater :)

    i’m soooo happy for willow ..!
    maybe a project for her && beyonce in the works !!

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  5. cubevision

    cosign tami.

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  6. priscilla

    fake smile is all i see on beyonce face.

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  7. tiffany

    aaaaa

    jay z makes me laugh

    rihanna, willow…

    jsut money
    he’s a kid

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  8. No ma'am

    Hmmmm….

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  9. Halo

    @ priscilla Jealousy is all I see in your comment

    ROUND IV

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  10. Drake&CiaraFan

    Is Beyonce pregnant? No hatin, but she looks like she put on some pounds.

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  11. rayssa

    Beyoncé é DIVA POW!

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  12. 49ers160

    two power couples right their

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  13. MEH

    lol Karate Kid and now Annie, what’s next Jaden & Willow on the Star Wars remake?

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  14. A Realist

    I love Will Smith!

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  15. Jay

    Wow, really!? I’m looking forward to seeing this remake. I bet it’ll be great. I already love the Karate Kid remake.

    Oh and Imma need Will to drop some more movies of his own this year! :)

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  16. kiki

    wow all i can say is black people on the rise…

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