Willow Smith in Annie remake?

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'.