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Will Smith Considers Remaking Annie Movie for Daughter Willow

Will Smith Considers Remaking Annie Movie for Daughter Willow
Will & Willow Smith
Willow Smith may whip her hair into a carrot-top wig to play Little Orphan Annie.

After the $350 million success of Will Smith’s film remake of The Karate Kid, starring his son Jaden, the superstar has another property in mind as a vehicle for his budding pop star daughter, Willow: Annie. Variety reports that Smith is in talks to produce a new film musical about the world's most famous orphan, with Willow’s “Whip My Hair” collaborator Jay-Z on board, as well.

Initial reports don’t specify whether the Smith film would include Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin’s songs from the Tony-winning 1977 musical, which was first filmed for the big screen in 1982. Jay-Z previously sampled the orphans’ big first act number “It's the Hard Knock Life” on his 1998 single “Hard Knock Life.”

Ten-year-old Willow Smith made her acting debut in 2007 in her dad’s film I Am Legend and later appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.

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