Willow Smith in Annie remake?

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Harald Zwart remakes the 1984 classic with this 2010 martial arts family comedy-drama, produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and starring their son Jaden as the main character. Dre Parker (Smith) is a 12-year-old boy from Detroit who moves to Beijing, China with his mother and runs afoul of the neighborhood bully. He makes an unlikely ally in the form of his aging maintenance man, Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets to self-defense. Taraji P. Henson plays the part of Dre's mother.

January 20th, 2011

Willow Smith could be starring in a remake of classic musical movie 'Annie'.

Her father Will Smith is said to be exploring the idea of making a new version of the film - about a young girl who sings her way through life in an orphanage - with Sony following the success of his remake of 'The Karate Kid' with son Jaden.

Will would produce the project - which is currently in the early stages of development - while Jay-Z, who collaborated with 10-year-old Willow on her chart-topping single 'Whip My Hair', is in negotiations to work on the music.

Jay-Z previously created a hip-hop version of 'Hard Knock Life', one of the best-known songs to come from the musical.

It is not known if the movie would be a contemporary version of the original, Variety reports.

No other artists or crew have yet been attached to the 'Annie' project.

Despite currently focusing on a music career, Willow has appeared alongside her father in 2007 movie 'I Am Legend' and also voiced the character of Baby Gloria in animated movie 'Madagascar 2'.