Will Smith Circling ‘Annie’ Remake

The actor might produce this Sony remake for his daughter Willow to star in.

Will Smith may produce a remake of Annie with Willow Smith to star
Will Smith may produce a remake of Annie with Willow Smith to star
Will Smith is considering coming on board as a producer of the Annie remake. His daughter Willow Smith could potentially star in the project for Sony.

Will Smith would produce through his Overbrook Entertainment company, much like he did for his son Jaden Smith on The Karate Kid reboot.

Details are thin on the Annie production, as it doesn't seem a writer or director are attached yet. However, rapper Jay-Z is in talks to produce the music. Annie's signature song, "It's the Hard Knock Life" was sampled by Jay-Z in 1998 and served as the title of his album "Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life."

Annie began as a comic strip in 1924, which featured the orphan Annie who was taken in by Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks. The character was revitalized in 1977 with a hit Broadway musical and later in the 1982 Annie movie. It wasn't revealed if this Annie will feature a contemporary setting, or if original songs will be composed.

Annie was released May 21st, 1982 and stars Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Aileen Quinn, Geoffrey Holder, Roger Minami. The film is directed by John Huston.

Sources: Variety

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  1. larmindy

    Will's daughter as Annie, um no. Besides this is already over done with the 1st movie and the TV movie.

    4 years agoby @larmindyFlag

  2. Vanboy

    I used to like him when he had his positive rap, but now..he's turning all classic white stuff into black stuff and I hate him for it. I think Neal Patrick Harris should make a white Sanford and Son. Or maybe Jason Bateman should make a white Shaft.

    4 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  3. TheMime

    The Mime won't be surprised if they decide to go with an African-American Annie....

    4 years agoby @themimeFlag

  4. WongFu

    Let your kids do the films on their own Will, this is one of the main reasons I stopped watching his newer films. And the fact he picks all the wrong films to be in except a few of them. He's a pompous Jerk

    What next, Will. Changing your color to white

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  5. bud2fresh

    He would do some bullsh*t like this but to his defense he don't need the money i think he just wants to put his kids on........which i'll pass on that. What happened to ID2???????!!!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  6. CelluloidDreams

    Will Smith Circling Annie Remake ...... Hmmmmmmmm Ok!! Let's just remake crap!! This is so funny!!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  7. JaysonB190

    I just wonder,if this happens, if Willow will use auto-tune like in her "single."

    4 years agoby @jaysonb190Flag

  8. CUPID

    @The Narrator same here man

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  9. Dan

    Sorry, the guy is super overrated. And he brings that goofyness to all his roles that got old back in the early 90's with Fresh Prince (the white person's black people show). Minus Ali and Pursuit of Happyness. Those 2 impressed me.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. Daveactor7

    @Supes damn not like Will Smith?

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  11. Daveactor7

    @Narrator agreed about that.

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  12. the Narrator

    I like Smith, but he needs to let his kids fend for their f*cking selves. He's got talent, but don't waste your prime on your kids Smith. Look at the Hanks (Tom and Colin).

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  13. Dan

    I don't like Will Smith, and I don't like him forcing his kids down our throats even more.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  14. Dan

    lmao... I read the "It's a Hard Knock Life" bit, and instantly thought of Mini Me and Doctor Evil. Too funny.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. chasher


    4 years agoby @chasherFlag

  16. ejk1

    I don't like it. Nepotism sucks.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  17. Daveactor7

    I like the fact that they're remaking it with his daughter, but Jay Z's music? Eh.......

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

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