“Glee” creator and “Eat, Pray, Love” helmer Ryan Murphy is the top choice to direct a re-imagining of the Broadway musical “Annie” for Sony Pictures and Overbrook Entertainment reports Deadline.
Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith, will play the loveable orphan in the film. Sony has approached Murphy, but talks of any kind haven’t begun.
James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith will produce. No details as yet if the film will be updated to a more contemporary setting.