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'Easy A' Director Will Gluck Directing The 'Annie' Remake, Willow Smith Will No Longer Whip Her Hair In It

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 30, 2013 at 2:49PM

Brewing for a couple of years now, that remake of "Annie" that will destroy your childhood memories is still happening. Yep, Will Smith and Jay-Z are still combining powers to produce the movie for Sony, "The Devil Wears Prada" writer Aline Brosh McKenna has penned the script, and now it has a director and release date in mind.
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Annie Will Gluck

Brewing for a couple of years now, that remake of "Annie" that will destroy your childhood memories is still happening. Yep, Will Smith and Jay-Z are still combining powers to produce the movie for Sony, "The Devil Wears Prada" writer Aline Brosh McKenna has penned the script, and now it has a director and release date in mind.

"Easy A" and "Friends With Benefits" director Will Gluck is now attached to helm the project. As you might recall, he signed a two-year deal with Sony back in the spring of 2011, and considering he hasn't directed anything since that announcement, it's matter of a number of things dovetailing together, we'd reckon. Though once set to be a vehicle for Willow Smith, she's now apparently too old for the part of the nine-year-old lead, and thus will not whip her hair in the movie. 

The original movie and Broadway production about an orphan living the hard knock life during the Great Depression will be updated for modern times, though no further plot details have been revealed. Gluck will do a pass on the script, and everything is mobilizing for a shoot this fall for a 2014 release. No word yet if Jay-Z is still doing the score as previous reports suggested, but if the movie doesn't contain his hit single sampling "Hard Knock LIfe," everyone should be fired. [Deadline]

This article is related to: Annie, Will Gluck, Willow Smith


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