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Will Smith Wants Emma Thompson to Adapt Annie For His Daughter

Leapin' lizards! It's been almost thirty years since John Huston's adaptation of the Broadway smash Annie hit movie theaters, but now insiders tell Vulture exclusively that Will Smith and Jay-Z are in negotiations with Oscar-winning screenwriter and actress Emma Thompson to re-adapt the screenplay for an updated version of the musical that would star Smith's youngest progeny, Willow.

JL4688d ago

If this isn't the most disgraceful example of Smith trying to pimp his kids or buy their way into the industry, I don't know what is.

I understand Will wanting to look out for his kids, but this whole stuff is getting almost pathetic really. Maybe the Smith family should take a page out of Nic Cage's handbook, rather than trying to buy his kids' way into the spotlight.

MrMyers4688d ago

that's funny! ha! why annie? that big-eared girl cant be the little redheaded orphan. but i did laugh at the idea of his son doing a karate kid remake and that wasn't bad.

Soldierone4687d ago

I agree. I love Will Smith he is extremely talented but come on....He didn't have people handing him gifts every step of his career, he earned it. For that very reason he will always be remembered and loved.

Handing your kids stuff, sure they will break in faster, but you are shoving them too far too fast. Let them develop and let the fans develop into liking them. Start off small, don't jump right into it. Honestly if Will Smith didn't have his singing and Fresh Prince, I don't think he would be nearly as good.


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