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Emma Thompson May Adopt Little Orphan 'Annie'

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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. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Empire

The Sun Will Come Out if 'Glee's Ryan Murphy Directs 'Annie'

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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. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Little Orphan Annie Gets Ready to Whip Her Hair Back and Forth

Will Smith, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith
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Little Orphan Annie has seen a number of changes since she first began conquering the Sunday funnies back in 1924. From radio to Broadway to the big budget Hollywood film adaptations, the red-haired spitfire has been inspiring underdogs the world over in print and in song for decades. Now, though, she's about to do something she's never done before.

She's going to whip her hair back and forth.

Yes, it's true: according to Variety, Will Smith is currently in discussions with Sony to produce a new version of Annie -- and it will star his daughter, Willow, as the iconic comic strip orphan. Talk about your Daddy Warbucks. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety
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