Willow Smith has been attached to her parents’ remake of Annie since 2009. The time spent in development has hurt the would-be star as she’s now far too elderly for the role. So, the 12-year old Smith is moving on to her next project but that doesn’t mean there isn’t progress on Annie.
Will Gluck, director of Easy A and Friends With Benefits, is coming aboard to revise the script (and probably add an Andy Samberg character) and direct with the hopes of a 2014 release. Jay-Z remains on the project as a producer and musical supervisor. That girl from Beasts Of The Southern Wild hasn’t joined yet but you just know. (Deadline)