Screen Junkies » willow smith http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:43:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Ravages Of Age Force Willow Smith To Drop Out Of ‘Annie’ Remake http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-ravages-of-age-force-willow-smith-to-drop-out-of-annie-remake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-ravages-of-age-force-willow-smith-to-drop-out-of-annie-remake/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:37:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253263 If only there were another Smith child.

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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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Will Smith To Host Kids’ Choice Awards. Also, News Is Really Slow Today. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/will-smith-to-host-kids-choice-awards-also-news-is-really-slow-today/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/will-smith-to-host-kids-choice-awards-also-news-is-really-slow-today/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 20:39:06 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242190 Try to flex on him? Don't be silly.

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Who better to host the Kids‘ Choice Awards than the man who single-handedly has managed create stars out his children, despite public pleas of “Please no, Will! No more Jaden and Willow! They’re too jiggy!!!” Or possibly not jiggy enough. The jigginess of the Smith children remains a hotly contested issue. In case it’s not clear, the host in question is Will Smith.

This announcement is big news for the 25th anniversary of the awards show, which celebrates the greatest performers in the arts by just douching them with green slime to raucous applause, something the Oscars and Tonys simply refuse to do. Nickelodeon president Marjorie Cohn asks, “How better to celebrate 25 years of Kids’ Choice Awards than with the biggest movie star in the world?”

Dammit, Marjorie! You know we don’t have an answer to that!

She then furthers my ire by boasting, “He’s a larger than life presence who knows how to play big, and we’re excited he’ll be taking the stage for the biggest, loudest, messiest spectacle in the show’s 25-year history.”

Hmm. Based on that description, look for Will Smith to convert the audience to Scientology en masse while Jaden’s body rips apart in the final stage of his metamorphosis into Beelzebub.

The awards take place March 31st at 8 PM Eastern/Pacific on Nickelodeon. You won’t want to miss it, earthlings.

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Will Smith Wants Emma Thompson To Write Gangsta Version Of ‘Annie’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/will-smith-wants-emma-thompson-to-write-gangsta-version-of-annie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/will-smith-wants-emma-thompson-to-write-gangsta-version-of-annie/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2011 13:06:32 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217764 This is going to be so hood.

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Will Smith wants his Men In Black boss to write Annie for his daughter, Willow. No, Rip Torn won’t be adapting the famous musical (though that would be awesome). Men In Black III‘s Emma Thompson is his first pick to write the film that he’s producing with Jay-Z. Thompson is well-suited for this material because she’s British.

Actually, she’s well-suited because of her prior scripting work. She wrote Sense and Sensibility as well as the Nanny McPhee films. That paints an awesome visual of Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel and Freeway sitting around watching Sense and Sensibility together. All really quiet and really engrossed. (Vulture)

 

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Ryan Murphy Will Not Direct Willow Smith’s ‘Annie’ Remake, Enjoys Silly Hats http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ryan-murphy-will-not-direct-willow-smiths-annie-remake-enjoys-silly-hats/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ryan-murphy-will-not-direct-willow-smiths-annie-remake-enjoys-silly-hats/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:37:09 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203935 The ball is yours to drop, Adam Shankman.

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You’re probably not going to hear the”Glee” kids cover Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It anytime soon. Talks to have “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy direct Willow Smith in a re-imaging of the Broadway hit Annie have broken down like so many necks in Whip My Hair-related injuries.

There’s no word why first-choice Murphy dropped out on contention for the project being produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jay-Z but it probably has something to do with Murphy’s mangling of Jay-Z’s Empire State Of Mind. There’s no way he’s letting that man near his beloved Hard Knock Life. (Deadline)

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10 Possible Surprises In Will Smith’s ‘Men In Black 3′ Script http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-possible-surprises-in-will-smiths-upcoming-men-in-black-3-script/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/10-possible-surprises-in-will-smiths-upcoming-men-in-black-3-script/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:56:56 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201058 Frankly, we're just giddy at the thought of the man who wrote "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" transferring his writing prowess to the big screen.

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Rumor has it that Will Smith is working on the screenplay for Men In Black 3. Frankly, we’re just giddy at the thought of the man who wrote “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It” transferring his writing prowess to the big screen. Who knows what wondrous surprises are in store for film goers? Actually, we do. Here are 10 possible surprises in Will Smith’s upcoming Men In Black 3 screenplay.

10. Zach Galifianakis and Betty White are shoehorned into the story as the “fat bearded alien” and the “old lady alien,” respectively.

9. The script is peppered with no-less than 14 references to I, Robot that will be understood by less than 1% of the audience.

8. The script contains an extended sequence in which a drunken Rip Torn tries to break into a bank.

7. Instead of aliens, the MIB now protect us from sexy, homoerotic vampires.

6. Agent J is now accompanied at all times by a dorky, sweater-wearing robot named Carltron Banksbot and a jive-talking green sidekick named Martian Lawrence.

5. Smith’s children, Jaden and Willow will play the aliens Egotron and Vanity, Twin Emperors of the planet Narcissist.

4. Agent J travels back in time to warn his mom and dad about the threat of an alien assassin. Unfortunately, his parents just don’t understand.

3. It is revealed that aliens have been visiting earth since the first “Willenium.”

2. Tommy Lee Jones has been completely written out of the script because Smith found his character to be “too old.”

1. It’s discovered that the only way to bring the invading aliens down is by whipping one’s hair back and forth.

Special thanks to Penn Collins and Wookiee Johnson!

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Ryan Murphy Asked To Put His ‘Glee’ Stench All Over ‘Annie’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ryan-murphy-asked-to-put-his-glee-stench-all-over-willow-smith/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ryan-murphy-asked-to-put-his-glee-stench-all-over-willow-smith/#comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 22:44:48 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25933 Ryan Murphy, shown here delighting a young boy with a kiss, has been asked to helm the Annie remake starring Willow Smith.

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Ryan Murphy, shown here delighting a young boy with a kiss, has been asked to helm the Annie remake starring Willow Smith in order to make it the most saccharine project in the history of cinema. Murphy’s possible involvement means that there should be casting decisions regarding openly gay characters in wheelchairs coming any day now. Take THAT, 1994 middle America!

This move seems a little redundant, as I assume anyone that likes”Glee” would already line up to see this remake. See, if the producers Smith had gone a different direction, like Tarantino or maybe that Winter’s Bone gal, then they could have tapped into two audiences. Missed opportunity on their part.

What does all this mean, other than “I’m still not going to see this movie”? It means that the producers, aka “Willow Smith’s parents” take the musical aspect of this production seriously, but not seriously enough that they’re not going to dumb-down the influence of Jay-Z on the project. I can just imagine a production meeting with Will, Willow, Jada, and Ryan Murphy all gabbing it up about which Katy Perry song to introduce in the third act while Jay-Z sits across from them, slowly, methodically banging his head on the table, only to lift his head up and with a solitary tear streaming down his face. (Deadline)

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Jay-Z, Will Smith and Willow Smith To Remake ‘Annie’ Because Why? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jay-z-will-smith-and-willow-smith-to-remake-annie-because-why/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jay-z-will-smith-and-willow-smith-to-remake-annie-because-why/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 03:19:25 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=20827 Willow Smith may star as the ancient comic strip orphan in a new version produced by her rappin' dad.

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Remember when it was novel that Jay-Z sampled the musical Annie for the song “Hard Knock Life?” Then do you remember thinking how cool it would be if Jay-Z and Will Smith teamed up to do a remake of the film? Oh, you didn’t think that? Yeah, nobody did, but that won’t stop Sony and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from hip-hopping all over the million-year-old comic strip turned movie musical.

Willow Smith, who has whipped her hair back and forth so many times at this point, she might have permanent brain damage, may star as the little orphan in a new version produced by her rappin’ dad. Jay-Z is in talks to produce a new score. “Parents Just Don’t Understand” how to not pimp their children to Hollywood every second. First Jaden Smith stars in Karate Kid, then Willow Smith gets a single, and now Willow gets a movie, so does Jaden get a video game or something?

What a lousy Willenium this is turning out to be… (Cinema Blend via Variety)

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