Will Smith is the fresh prince of multitasking these days, what with his own movie career, his production company and partnership with Jay-Z, and boosting his kids' careers.
In between takes on his new movie "Men in Black III," he's been hunkered down in his behemoth of a trailer cooking up his daughter's hair-whippingly adorable debut in "Annie." Smith, who is producing the musical with Jay-Z, has asked his "Men in Black III" costar Emma Thompson to pen the remake herself.
Why is this a great idea? Well, it's scientifically proven that Emma Thompson can do pretty much anything, from period pieces and Shakespeare to "Harry Potter." She's also a maestro (maestress?) behind the scenes when it comes to writing and adapting material like the Oscar-winning "Sense and Sensibility," the two "Nanny McPhee" flicks, and the upcoming remake of "My Fair Lady." Thompson is a class act but isn't afraid to don some gnarly gnashers for a kid's movie or take on a project that seems out of left field. The real question is if we will see Thompson take on the role of drunky Miss Hannigan, which Carol Burnett rocked in '82. Because that would be a-ma-zing.
Although the reports that Ryan Murphy is no longer attached to the project might seem like a small setback in Smith's plan for his family's world domination, the sun will, of course, come out tomorrow. Especially if Emma Thompson has any say in the matter.