Willow Smith reportedly exiting 'Annie' film remake
Fans of Willow Smith that were waiting for her to belt out the lyrics to “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie, shouldn’t hold their breath.
According to reports from Deadline Hollywood, the youngest daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith is no longer starring as Annie in the big screen adaptation of Broadway musical.
The film, developed by Sony Pictures, is reportedly still in the works and will be directed by Will Gluck who also directed Easy A and Friends With Benefits.
Annie will be produced by “by James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith through their Overbrook Entertainment banner, and by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith through Marcy Media.”
When Annie was in the early stages of development, Willow was 9-year-old, however according to Deadline the 12-year-old “Whip My Hair” singer is now too old for the role.
In May 2012 during an interview with Good Morning America Will confirmed that Willow, then age 11, would be starring in the modernized film version of Annie.
Willow herself revealed to People magazine in 2011 that she wanted Brad Pitt to star as her adoptive father, Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks.
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