Willow Smith, singer of "Whip My Hair" and daughter of actor Will Smith, is "exploring" the opportunity to star in Sony's remake of "Annie." The remake is in the initial stages of development with sources indicating rapper Jay Z is in inital stages of collaborating for the soundtrack.
It is uncertain if the remake of "Annie" will include original songs or be completely contemporary. The film will follow in the wake of last summer's remake of "The Karate Kid" featuring Willow's brother Jaden in the lead role with production by Will's company, Overbrook Entertainment. "Annie" is expected to be an Overbrook production as well.