Variety is reporting that Will Smith is exploring a remake of the classic musical ‘Annie,’ starring none other than daughter Willow Smith.
The Sony project is still in development, and details surrounding it remain scarce. However, sources are saying hip-hip mogul Jay-Z — who worked with Willow on her ‘Whip My Hair’ hit — is in talks to work on the music for the film. Whether or not it will feature new or orginial songs has yet to be decided.
The 10-year-old singer may have the singing down, but does she have the acting chops to go with it? The thespian bug does seem to run in the family.
Big brother Jaden starred in the Sony redo of ‘The Karate Kid’ last summer, bringing in over $350 million worldwide. With a pull like that, and dad Will connected the to project, Sony will likely push ahead for the ‘Annie’ remake.
Aww, imagine Little Willow remaking Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life.” A Hip-Hop version of “Annie” might not be a bad look. But you know folks are gonna hate…