Will Gluck to Direct ANNIE for Will Smith and Jay-Z


Easy A director Will Gluck is in negotiations to direct a new big screen re-imagining of of the Broadway musical Annie for Sony Pictures. The movie is being produced by Will Smith and Shawn "JAY Z" Carter.

This time around the story will be set in modern times and follow the adventures of little orphan Annie as she tries to find a family to call her own. It's not confirmed but I imagine it will be a hip-hop version of the musical, which could actually be kind of cool.

Smith's daughter Willow was attached to star in the movie at one point, but not anymore. According to Variety, Gluck will revise the film's screenplay, which was originally written by Emma Thompson and then later rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna

As of right now there's no new casting on the film. What do you think of Gluck taking it on?