Will Smith & Jay-Z Form Movie Partnership

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Annie is really happening! Will Smith's production company, Overbrook Entertainment, is partnering with Jay-Z to start releasing movies.

One of their first projects together will be the remake of Annie, which Smith is doing with his 9-year-old daughter Willow. 

The film will be developed with Sony Pictures and produced by both Smith's Overbrook Entertainment and Jay-Z.

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Willow Smith is also signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label, which produced her first single 'Whip My Hair.' 

Jay-Z explains how this deal came about based on past partnerships, "The Overbrook Entertainment family and I have a unified vision.  We've already produced a Tony Award winning play and we're developing a true superstar in WIllow.  This venture into film development and production is a perfect next step with teams that are accomplished, creative, and innovative.”

Here's what Overbrook Productions co-founder James Lassiter had to say about the partnership,  “We are excited to partner together to develop and produce a wide variety of films with our longtime friend JAY-Z, with whom we share a common global vision, both commercially and philosophically, and look forward to collaborating once again with the incredibly talented executives at Sony."

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Will Smith may be our favorite actor on the planet. He can play comedic and dramatic, while maintaining a care-free, down to earth persona away from the camera. Smith has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards and his career first took off acting on the television show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Some of the many films Smith has been in include Bad Boys and Bad Boys II, Independence Day, all the Men in Black movies, Ali, I, Robot, Hitch, The Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, Hancock, and Seven Pounds.

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