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Jay-Z Working On Music For ‘Annie’ Remake Starring Willow Smith

Jay-Z Working On Music For ‘Annie’ Remake Starring Willow Smith


With Jay-Z being involved in so many different endeavors from executive producing the much anticipated video game NBA 2K13 to endorsing wireless Duracell phone chargers it’s hard to imagine when he has the time to work on music these days. Well, when it’s for a big screen movie, Hov can make it happen.

The Hip-Hop mogul is set to pen songs for the remake of the 1982 movie musical Annie. The film will be produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith and will star 11-year-old Willow Smith in the title role.

“I have been writing the script for nearly three years; it’s exciting,” said Oscar-winning screenwriter and actress Emma Thompson. “In the autumn, we get to go to LA to work with Willow and work on more of the script… Jay-Z has already started working on the music.”

Jay-Z famously sampled a song from the classic Annie musical for his 1998 hit single ‘Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)’. Production for the film begins spring 2013 in New York City.



By Omar Paredes

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