Hip hop mogul Jay-Z will be guiding the musical direction over the upcoming remake of the classic Annie, slated to star Will Smith's pop star/actress daughter, Willow Smith. Jay will be writing new songs for the film as well.
Will Smith and Jay-Z are both helping to produce the big-budget project.
Jay notably sampled music from the hit play for one of his most iconic hits in 1998's "Hard Knock Life." "Annie" has been a successful play in the 1970s and a hit film in the 1980s. No director has been attached to the film as of yet.