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.