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Will Smith Wants Emma Thompson To Write The 'Annie' Remake For Willow Smith

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 24, 2011 1:35 AM
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Oh hey, remember that "Annie" remake everyone was talking about at the beginning of the year? Looks like it's still an actual thing.

Vulture reports that producer Will Smith and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z -- who is doing the music for the project -- are looking to enlist Emma Thompson to write the script. The acclaimed actress has penned "Sense and Sensibility" and the "Nanny McPhee" films and we suppose her work on the latter is what has the two entertainment titans courting her. And it certainly doesn't hurt that Thompson is co-starring with Smith in the upcoming "Men In Black 3."

Willow Smith will take the leading role in the updated version of the story about a Depression-era orphan who searches for a family to take her. Ryan Murphy of "Glee" fame was sought early on to direct but he eventually moved on. Will Smith is currently busy trying to get "Men In Black 3" finished, but as it wraps up, we presume movement on his daughter's film debut will begin to pick up steam.

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  • Alex | October 18, 2011 12:15 PMReply

    Annie? Just be honest and call it "Little Orphan Nepotism" Will Smith let your kids earn their own way in life for a change.

  • emma | June 25, 2011 11:18 AMReply

    too much ego in this family

  • Grunty Handjobs | June 24, 2011 10:41 AMReply

    it's amazing how much Will Smith makes me hate any and everything that he's involved in these days. Especially his kids.

  • wut | June 24, 2011 9:41 AMReply

    One usually doesn't want to dislike anyone's children - if they do you no actual harm -, but the Smith family tries fucking hard.

  • SydneyLevine | June 24, 2011 6:32 AMReply

    What a great idea. Little Orphan Annie en noir by Emma Thompson. Great. I love Will Smith.

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