One of the classiest and most talented women in films today, two time Oscar award winning writer and actress Emma Thompson has confirmed that she will be writing the newly updated version of the musical Annie. The musical is being produced by Will Smith as a star vehicle for his hair whipping daughter Willow Smith. For more on this, keep reading.
Emma Thompson, who is the only person EVER to have won an Oscar for both writing and acting expressed excitement at being invited to write the script for the upcoming Annie musical.
The updated version has enough star power behind it to almost guarantee success. Jay-Z is in charge of the music and will write new tracks for the musical, Will Smith is Producing, Willow Smith is starring and there are rumors that Glee’s Ryan Murphy may be directing it!
“I think it’s a very good combination,” Emma Thompson said through her shockingly beautiful, gracefully aging, un-botoxed face.
The film will be set in modern-day New York with a selection of new songs added. According to Thompson some new songs will be added and a few older songs that were never well liked have been removed.
We’re actually excited to see what happens with the new Annie, are you?