Jay-Z teams up with Will Smith

Just days after reports that Will Smith and daughter Willow will be collaborating on a new version of musical Annie the project has been confirmed as part of a partnership between Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment company and rapper Jay-Z.

“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,” said Jay-Z in a statement. “This venture into film development and production is a perfect next step with teams that are accomplished, creative, and innovative.”

The confirmation of the production means a busy time for 10-year-old Willow who is gearing up for the release of debut album 21st Century Girl due out later this year.