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.”