Emma Thompson & ‘Annie’

June 26, 2011 by Post Team 

Emma Thompson & 'Annie'Emma Thompson & ‘Annie’, In January, Columbia Pictures issued a press release to announce a new version of Annie Jay-Z and Will Smith. Smith’s company Overbrook Entertainment has been behind the film, and his daughter Willow was chosen for the role. At that time, Columbia Pictures, Doug Belgrad stated in the press release: “The time is right to bring Annie back to the big screen. Of course, we are true believers in the talent of Willow and I think she will to be perfect in this role … The combination of Willow team that Karate Kid Overbrook reimagined the spectacular and Jay-Z makes this project a dream. A decade ago, Jay-Z proved the power of the core remains the property of Broadway, to show how these songs could be reinterpreted for a new generation with ‘Hard Knock Life “. Could not be more excited to work with our friends from Overbrook, since launching this new adventure. ”
But before you start thinking about Annie restructured as Hard Knock-Life: The Musical, Jay-Z and Smith said yesterday that it would be like Emma Thompson, is currently working with Smith in Men in Black III, to adapt the script. Thompson, known for her roles in Sense and Sensibility and Nanny McPhee, the officer is not signed so far, although there have been discussions about the actress performed the role of Miss Hannigan. Glee, Ryan Murphy, also can come on board to direct the film.
Apart from being behind the remake, Jay-Z is produced. In January, he declared: “The family of Overbrook Entertainment and I have a unified vision. We have already produced a play Tony Award-winning [Fela! With Jada Pinkett Smith] and we are developing a real superstar of Willow. This joint development and production of movies is a perfect next step for the teams that carry out creative and innovative. ”
No word if Jay-Z will contribute songs from the movie. With Jigga and former Fresh Prince pushing the new version, Emma Thompson adapted the screenplay for potentially the 1983 film and the direction of Ryan Murphy, possibly, how about Annie’s new look, or otherwise sound? Do you think Smith and Jay-Z songs from the musical will be kept intact or make drastic changes?

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