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Jay-Z Confirms He'll Help Will Smith Remake Annie

January 27, 2011  |  4:45pm
Jay-Z Confirms He'll Help Will Smith Remake <em>Annie</em>

After rumors circulated regarding Jay-Z joining Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith for a big-screen remake of the iconic musical Annie, the rap star has confirmed the reports are true.

The three stars (Jay-Z, Smith and Pinkett Smith) brought the musical Fela! to Broadway. Now the team will co-produce Annie, which will star the Smith’s daughter, Willow.

Jay-Z had this to say about the venture: “The Overbrook Entertainment family and I have a unified vision. We’ve already produced a Tony Award-winning play and we’re developing a true superstar in Willow. This venture into film development and production is a perfect next step with teams that are accomplished, creative, and innovative.”

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