Jay-Z Tags Pint-Size Pop Diva To Play Famous Broadway Hair-oine Annie

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Ever since [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jay-Z[/lastfm] told the world that being a multi-million dollar hip-hop star was a hard knock life by sampling “It’s a Hard Knock Life” from the famous Broadway, Annie, we knew that the man behind the glasses has a soft spot in his heart for musicals.

Hova is now working with Overbook Entertainment to remake the aforementioned Annie with a budding pint-sized pop diva.

Who will play the sassy orphaned redheaded heroine with a heart of gold and an undying love for her cranky daddy Warbucks?

Well, guess who will get to whip her hair back and forth once again? Willow Smith has been tagged by both Jay-Z and Overbook to play the leading role. Jay-Z is excited to watch Willow become a star: “The Overbrook Entertainment family and I have a unified vision. We’re developing a true superstar in Willow.”

Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad agreed, “The time is right to bring back ‘Annie’ to the big screen. We’re true believers in Willow’s talent and believe she will be perfect in this role.”

  • What do you think? Will Willow be great playing Annie? Or would you envision someone else in that role? Let us know in the comments!

[Source: MTV]

  • Lance Knox

    One week ago that the pair were in talks to revamp the classic property as a starring vehicle for Smiths daughter Willow. One of the projects being discussed is the re-imagination of the classic Broadway musical ANNIE as a vehicle for Willow Smith to star. They continued this partnership as co-producers of the successful Broadway production Fela! which earned a total of eleven Tony Award nominations in 2010..Additionally Willow Smith managed by OE Executive Miguel Melendez signed onto JAY-Z s record label Roc Nation which produced her first single titled Whip My Hair which has been certified Platinum.

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