WTF: Will Smith to remake ANNIE with daughter Willow?
I don’t know on what planet this actually sounds like a good idea, but apparently, I live on one where it may ultimately happen.
Variety is reporting that Will Smith is in talks to remake, or in this case re-adapt the musical ANNIE, with his daughter Willow in the film’s lead role, and Jay-Z in talks to come aboard the project. It has yet to be revealed whether the film will use the original music, or if the film itself will get a Jay-Z scored soundtrack. Either way, it sounds like garbage.
First off, ANNIE one of those films that, while it may not have aged well visually, still hits relatively solid notes narratively. Therefore, a remake seems a bit out of place. Toss in the fact that his daughter isn’t the most experienced kid actor on the planet, and you have a collection of reasons why this film shouldn’t happen.
That said, it looks like it may in fact happen, so chalk this one up as another reason why I kind of hope the Mayans are right.
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