Jay-Z is to write music for a new adaptation of the stage play Annie.
The rapper will be the musical director on the upcoming film and Willow Smith will star as the main orphan character.
Will Smith confirmed on his interview with Good Morning America that he will be producing his daughter’s movie and Harry Potter’s Emma Thompson will write the screenplay.
Thompson told BBC News of working with Jay-Z, Will and Willow: “I think it’s a very good combination.
“We’re looking for directors so the management will come up with a director in the next week or two weeks. Then I’ll do some work with them and we’re hoping to shoot next year, so I’m very excited.”
Jay-Z recently announced that he will curate the Made in America two-day musical festival.
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