WILLOW STARTS SHOOTING ANNIE IN SPRING
Willow Smith, 11, will be teaming up with legendary rapper Jay-Z for a remake of the hit musical, Annie. Jay-Z will be writing the music for the movie which will include new music as well as some of the original music.
British actress, Emma Thompson, is set to write the film and the starring role especially for Willow to portray Annie. She is also thrilled about contributor Jay-Z, saying, “I’m writing a modern version of ”Annie” for Willow to play, which I’m so excited about because Jay-Z is going to do the music — oh my God. I’m so modern! So I am very thrilled about that.”
The modern day Annie remake will take place in New York and will be filled with new songs and some old “Annie” classics, such as “Tomorrow.”
Filming for the new movie is said to begin in the spring of next year.
In related Willow news, the young star has penned a letter to her favorite rapper. Although Tupac was never alive during Willow’s life, she still considers him her favorite Emcee. The letter, which was written a few years ago, reads:
“Dear Tupac, I know you are alive someplace. I think that my mommy really misses you. Can you please come back. Can you come back so me and my momy [sic] and me can be happy! I wish you were here… I really do! Love, Willow.”
Below are more pictures of Willow goofing off in an oversized T-shirt.