Will Smith Circling ‘Annie’ Remake

The actor might produce this Sony remake for his daughter Willow to star in.
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Will Smith Circling ‘Annie’ Remake

Will Smith may produce a remake of Annie with Willow Smith to starWill 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.

Sources:Variety

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  • larmindy • 4 years ago

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

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    • vanboy • 4 years ago

      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.

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      • themime • 4 years ago

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

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        • instead8909 • 4 years ago

          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

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          • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

            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???????!!!!!!!!!

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            • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

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

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              • jaysonb190 • 4 years ago

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

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                • cupid • 4 years ago

                  @The Narrator same here man

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                  • dan1 • 4 years ago

                    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.

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                    • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                      @Supes damn not like Will Smith?

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                      • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                        @Narrator agreed about that.

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                        • narrator • 4 years ago

                          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).

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                          • dan1 • 4 years ago

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

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                            • dan1 • 4 years ago

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

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                              • chasher • 4 years ago

                                HELL NO,HOW FAR WILL THEY GO,PLEASE STOP

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                                • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                                  I don't like it. Nepotism sucks.

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                                  • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

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

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