Looks like Willow Smith whipped her hair a little too much! Nine-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) is reportedly now being considered for the title role in Sony’s upcoming remake of Annie.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Wallis is in contention for the role following the departure of Smith, who was the whole reason the film was being developed in the first place (her parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are producing the film, along with rapper Jay-Z). With the little Smith out, Wallis may be best suited to tackle the role in the revamped musical, which will be directed by Easy A helmer Will Gluck and feature re-imagined music by Jay-Z.
Oscar fans will recall Wallis' star-making performance in the indie fantasy drama Beasts of the Southern Wild, which earned the Louisiana native an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress—making her the youngest person in history to receive the honor.
The big question is, can she sing? Check out a clip of Wallis kind-of-sort-of singing below! (Sorry, it was all we could find on YouTube.)