Annie: Will Smith and Jay-Z to develop

Wed January 26, 2011 Return to Film News

  • Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have made a deal with Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) to produce the classic Broadway musical "Annie".

  • Willow Smith, Will Smith's daughter, will star as Annie.

  • The Broadway musical "Annie" is based on the comic strip and features songs with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin and a book by Thomas Meehan. The show originally written on April 21, 1977, and immediately became a hit, winning seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  In 1982, Columbia Pictures released a film adaptation directed by John Huston and starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry, and Aileen Quinn as Annie.

Source: Deadline
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