When we last reported on rumors for Will Smith and Jay Z’s Annie reboot, all we knew back then was that it was primarily being used as a vehicle for Smith’s impressively talented daughter, Willow (Does Smith even involve himself in good movies that don’t feature his children anymore?). Jay Z is also going to “re-imagine” the soundtrack which will most likely pull from his vast knowledge of “hard knocks,” and will also be the reason everyone will refer to the Annie reboot as a “hip-hopera” from now on.
Aline Brosh McKenna, writer for The Devil Wears Prada and 27 Dresses, is now tapped to write for the hip-hopera. The story will pull from both the Annie comics and the Broadway musical itself. It will also probably be very “urban” to go along with the “re-imagined” score.
I’m pretty curious to see if Willow Smith could still whip her hair back and forth when she has a curly red ‘fro. If not, I’m sure the sun will still come out tomorrow.[The Wrap, via Cinema Blend]