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  • Jay-Z's Remake of "Annie" Starring Willow Set to Film Next Spring

    Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:27:11

    Jay-Z's Remake of "Annie" Starring Willow Set to Film Next Spring - Emma Thompson spilled the beans

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    Willow-as-little-orphan-Annie? Yep, it's on its way!

    Jay-Z and Will Smith are remaking Annie, starring Smith's daughter, singer Willow, in the titular role.

    The film will begin shooting in the spring of 2013.

    The film is being scripted by English actor-screenwriter Emma Thompson, who told the BBC that she has been "writing the script for nearly three years!" Wow, that's quite a bit of time, but if it's worth all that time and effort, it'll be worth seeing it on the big screen.

    Jay-Z will handle the soundtrack of the film.

    Thompson shared, "In the autumn, we get to go to L.A. to work with Willow and work on more of the script. Jay-Z has already started working on the music. We will start shooting in the spring in New York."

    Thompson said she also "really likes Willow," and that she is "getting so tall."

    The story will be based on the 1982 film adaptation of the original Broadway musical, but will be set in modern day New York.

    Will you see Annie starring Willow?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    08.23.12



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