The adorable nine-year-old actress is not only up for "Best Actress" at the 2013 Oscars this evening, but she has also been officially CONFIRMED for the title role in the upcoming remake of Annie, set to be directed by Will Gluck, with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, James Lassiter, Ty Ty Smith, Jay Brown, and of course, Jay-Z serving as the producers!
The remake of Annie is really happening, but maybe not as we had originally envisioned it.
Unfortunately, while we wanted to see Annie whip her hair back and forth, Willow Smith — who was originally set to star in the Sony adaptation— is no longer attached to the project.
However, the flick will still have PLENTY of star power with the help of producers Jay-Z, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith. It is also now set to be directed by Easy A and Friends With Benefits filmmaker Will Gluck
As they say, the show must go on!
Who would YOU like to see play little orphan Annie?!