Jay-Z to Contribute to Soundtrack for Upcoming Annie Film

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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.

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