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Emma Thompson Writing Annie Remake?
Will Smith and Jay-Z hope so

24 June 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Vulture

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Emma Thompson Writing Annie Remake?

Sounds as if talk during down-time on the Men in Black III set has been turning to li'l orphans and hard knock lives. Will Smith is apparently keen for Emma Thompson to take on screenplay duties for his Annie rejig.

Annieas previously reported, is being cooked up by Will Smith and Jay-Z as a star vehicle for Smith's daughter Willow, with Glee and Eat Pray Love director Ryan Murphy behind the camera. The line here is "reimagining", and we'd wondered before whether this wouldn't be the Broadway musical we know, but a new adaptation of the long-running comic strip. Nope. Vulture are saying that the job on offer is to "re-adapt the screenplay for an updated version of the musical."

Thompson of course, is no stranger to screenwriting, having won an Oscar for adapting Sense and Sensibility, and penned the Nanny McPhee films and the as-yet-unmade My Fair Lady remake. Clearly a safe pair of hands then, who'd provide some much needed wit to undercut what could very well turn out a horribly saccharine enterprise.

Thompson is also generally in what she writes, so Smith and Z could very well have just cast their Agatha Hannigan in the process of finding their writer...


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Dear Will Smith, Please please please stop. Regards More

Posted by UTB at 00:01 on 25 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Emma Thompson Writing Annie Remake?
You know I used to like Will Smith but I'm rapidly going off him now. Using his money and power in hollywood to promote his pointless offspring in pointless stupid remakes and shitty autotuned RnB records. The peadophile baiting sexualisation of his own daughter makes we want to fucking puke too.  More

Posted by Discodez at 16:15 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

Normally I've got nothing against remakes...but this is a horrible idea. More

Posted by evildave69 at 12:44 on 24 June 2011 | Report This Post

No, No, Nooooooooooo
Please. God. No. More

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