Following a 2011 statement of intent, Jay-Z has confirmed that his upcoming Annie remake will feature a soundtrack written entirely by him.
The film, which is intended to serve as a launchpad for hair-whipping Willow Smith, will be a joint production venture for Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jay-Z. The three seek to recreate their previous Broadway success with Fela!, which won three Tonys.
The script will be written by Emma Thompson, who co-stars with Smith in the upcoming Men in Black III. No release has been set for the forthcoming film.