Jay-Z Announces New Film Partnership With Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment

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Jay-Z has confirmed a new deal with Will Smith and Columbia Pictures to release movies, after news of a planned remake of the hit 1982 movie Annie hit the news.

Jay-Z and Will Smith previously teamed to produced the hit Broadway musical Fela! They also own a portion of makeup company Carols Daughter.

The pair are hoping Broadway will pay off again with the remake of “Annie,” which originally ran as a Broadway play starting in 1977 until 1983.

The following year, it was turned into a hit movie with the same name.

The remake of “Annie” is being developed by Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures, with Jay-Z and Will Smith acting as producers.

“The Overbrook Entertainment family and I have a unified vision,” Jay-Z said in a statement today. “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.”

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  1. Terry McReath

    February 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Partnered with Screenwriter Peter Myers. New Script ready for 2011-2012. Action/Thriller/Supernatural genre. Contact agent at peterdavidmyers@gmail.com Love what you guys are doing at Overbrook Ent.

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