Will Smith Explores 'Annie' Remake
Can lightning strike twice? Will Smith caught a break with his latest remake of The Karate Kid, which was actually a good movie. Now, can he do it again with his daughter in a remake of Annie? Remember, Annie was remade once...so what's the big deal?
In his latest keep-it-in-the-family move, Will Smith is exploring with Sony the potential for a remake of the musical "Annie," with daughter Willow as the star, sources say.
Smith, who developed "The Karate Kid" starring his son Jaden, would produce through his Overbrook shingle.
While details about the "Annie" retooling are still in development stages, rapper Jay-Z, who worked with Willow on her pop hit "Whip My Hair," is in talks to collaborate on the music.
Project reps were tight-lipped about whether the pic would be a contemporary version and whether it will include any original songs.
Sony's summer hit "Karate Kid" made more than $350 million worldwide and likely helped pave the way for exploring new ground with the "Annie" redo.
Thanks to Variety.