Friday, June 24, 2011

Emma Thompson in negotiations to pen Annie remake

*Emma Thompson is currently in talks to take on scripting duties on
the remake of musical _Annie_.*

While _Glee_ creator Ryan Murphy was originally approached with the
project, he’s too busy setting up the show’s third season
to get involved with the film.

Being developed by Will Smith as a starring vehicle for his daughter
Willow (above), _Annie_ is based on the comic strip and stage musical
that followed a plucky orphan who’s taken in by an
image-conscious politician.

The 1982 film version starred the likes of Albert Finney and Tim
Curry, and was set during the Great Depression. It’s unknown if
Smith’s version will modernise the setting.

Thompson’s involvement definitely makes sense considering she
and Smith have just worked together on _Men In Black III_. Thompson's
also uniquely qualified for such a project thanks to her championing
of the _Nanny McPhee_ movies.



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