This should be an interesting spin on the story of little orphan Annie! Jay-Z will be producing a new film adaptation of Annie, along with Will and Jada Smith. Their daughter, Willow, was originally supposed to play Annie, but she out grew the part.
As for Jay-z, you may recall that he notoriously sampled “It’s a Hard Knock Life” for his 1998 hit “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem).”
Jay had this to say about his first foray into film: ”We (Marcy Media) couldn’t ask for better partners and mentors than Overbrook Entertainment. We are excited to work with Will Gluck and Sony Pictures Entertainment. My well-known affinity for the classic ‘Hard Knock Life’ makes Annie a natural vehicle to lead us into the world of the cinema.”
I wonder what other songs Jay-Z and will tweak? How about “Fully Dressed?” He’ll likely want to change the lyrics “you’re never fully dressed without a SMILE” (kind of weak) to “You’re never fully dressed without BLING around your neck or shining from your grill.”
The song that will require the most drastic overhaul though is “Let’s go to the movies.” I seriously doubt a kid, nowadays, who be THAT excited to go to Regal Cinema, even if an orphan. Instead of “Let’s go to the movies,” it will have to be “Let’s go VIP to see Jay-Z, poppin’ bottles of Cristal, y’all.”
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