So when I think of Annie, I think of the 1982 version (yes, I know there is a 1999 version of the film). Now what would happen if there was a remake of the film from film producers Will Smith and now Jay-Z? Well this may mean that we may have a more modern version of the film with twists added to it.
Now director Will Gluck of Friends with Benefits and Easy A is attached to the project under Sony Pictures. Aline Brosh McKenna, who wrote the screenplay for The Devil Wears Prada, has written the script for the Annie remake. At one point, Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith was to star as Annie. But now she’s too old to play the nine-year-old character. Insert joke here about no more whipping hair around.
Let’s just say that no matter what, Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life” better be played at some point during the film. I don’t care when it is, but it better be there; especially since he samples “It’s the Hard Knock Life” from the Broadway musical version of Annie.[via Indiewire]