The Ravages Of Age Force Willow Smith To Drop Out Of ‘Annie’ Remake

Thursday, January 31 by
 

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)

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