It was officially announced today that a remake of the movie ‘Annie’ is happening and Willow Smith will be playing the lead role of Annie. Much like Willow’s music career, Jay-Z will be there to help get things off the ground as he will be producing the film which Will Smith is currently developing alongside Sony.

Will Smith’s son Jayden Smith recently starred in ‘The Karate Kid’ with Jackie Chan and while it may not have been as great as the original motion picture, it was still a great remake. I’m interested to see what Will Smith and Sony develop for ‘Annie.’ The movie will most likely feature excessive use of Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life.” Since he does have something to do with the picture.

Will Smith's daughter Willow to star in Annie remake, Jay-Z set to produce

“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.”

Jay-Z said about the film.

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