Jay-Z Partners With Will Smith to Form Film Company

Overbrook Entertainment partners Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are teaming up with Jay-Z to release movies.

According to Billboard, one of the first projects they’re embarking on is a remake of the Broadway classic “Annie,” in which The Smiths’s daughter, Willow, 9, would star. Willow is also signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label, which produced her first certified Platinum single “Whip My Hair”.

“Annie” will be developed with Sony Pictures Entertainment and produced by Overbrook Entertainment and Jay-Z.  The successful trio have also co-invested in beauty products line Carol’s Daughter, and co-produced “Fela!”—the Broadway  play.

“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.”

It’s fitting that Brooklyn’s own would remake “Annie” has the MC sampled “It’s a Hard Knock Life,” from the “Annie” musical, in his hit “Hard Knock Live (Ghetto Anthem).”

Another musician set to turn actor is Kanye West. The Chi-town spitter is rumored to  star as a gay band member in a movie about a 1939 jazz band. Oprah, Will Smith and West’s ‘H.A.M.’ collaborator are alledenly funding the project, but the reports have yet to be confirmed. —Nicole LoPresti

  • Dopeman1

    Fitting that Kanye would play a GAY dude in his acting debut

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  • http://www.dynamicproducer.com dynamicwayne

    H.O.V stay winning

  • T

    Illuminati Pictures presents… Kanye West, the Gay Fish!!!

  • wat

    “The Overbrook Entertainment family and I have a unified vision.” Illuminati ass niggas. They’re going for the film industry now too! :(

  • 3rd degree

    I strongly advise Mr. wat and Mr. T to refrain from speaking ill of an organization that they have no knowledge of. Let me guess, you heard some one say illuminati at a cypher and now you have knowledge? Please explain to the hip hop nation the impact illuminati has on your day to day dealings??? I bet you felt all smart when you typed that shit didnt you? 2 b 1 ask 1

  • john mason

    xxl is in bed with mtv which is brainwashing americas youth with every single bit of trash the air. hip hop is very popular with kids these days. people need to look outside the box. your favorite rappers don’t care about you. i think once jay-z started fuckin wit politicians like bloomberg it was a fuckin wrap.

  • da truff

    …a black annie?…what next black supaman?batman?green lantern?..black dracula of blutchas blake ?

    • that nigga

      The Green Latern was black you idiot, there is more than one Green Lantern, and there was a Black Dracula way back in the 70′s.

      • No Name

        Correction. A (as in one) Green Lantern was black. There’s a whole coalition of GLs.

  • Notorious AGC

    what?..word ?, yo jay, im still laughin from the “blueprint still sold MORE albums than will smith”, now your partnering with said dude?….jeez..just die already

  • kingt

    yo dont hate on jayz that was just a rap dis will smith jayz is cool with will jayz and will about to get big money yadig me.

  • No Name

    As much as they were charging for FELA tickets, they should feed the fuckin’ world, lol.