Remember when musicals weren't cool? If you need help jogging your memory, that was before Ryan Murphy gave America a much-needed dose of "Glee" and turned some then-Broadway faces into a new generation of triple-threats.
Not surprisingly, Murphy is now the top choice to direct a re-imagining of "Annie," which will star Willow Smith as the lovable orphan, Deadline reports.
The project, helmed by none other than Willow's parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith (through a venture they share with Jay-Z), will be a modern spin on the classic, Tony-winning tale.
Though Willow is a relative newcomer to the scene—partly because she's 10—she already has two feature films ("I am Legend" and "Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl") and one hit song (don't pretend like you don't love "Whip My Hair!") under her belt.
As for Murphy, it seems everything he touches turns to gold. In addition to his mega-hit "Glee," he directed, "Eat, Pray, Love" and is now being courted for a "Rocky Horror Picture Show" remake, as well as a film adaptation of the hit musical "Wicked."
Hopefully these two hot-tickets will come together to bring the sun up for "Annie" once again. Her hair may no longer be red, but she knows how to whip it.