Will Smith and Jay-Z team on Annie big screen adaptation and other film projects

According to Variety, a big screen Annie re-imagination with Willow Smith as the titular orphan will be developed by a new joint venture between her dad Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, in association with Sony Pictures. Annie will be produced by Jay-Z and Overbrook, which includes principals Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, ….

Jay-Z Inspired Hip-Hop Musical to Premiere at Urbanworld

“I was inspired by Jay-Z to make this film,” says Daron Fordham, writer and director of Confessions of a Thug, a hip-hop musical premiering at this yearsUrbanworld Vibe Film Festival being held June 21-25 in New York City. Confessions of a Thug is a gritty, underground psychological exploration into the mind of a college educated street hustler named South Boy (Daron Fordham) who becomes unfulfilled ….