'Glee' Creator Approached to Direct Willow Smith in 'Annie' Remake

Ryan Murphy is emerging as Hollywood's top choice for musicals

February 10, 2011 3:20 PM ET
Willow Smith
Willow Smith
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Glee creator Ryan Murphy is reportedly Sony Pictures' top pick to direct the forthcoming remake of the musical Annie starring Willow Smith. The movie is being produced by Smith's parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and their partners in a joint venture with Jay-Z.

Photos: The Rocky Horror 'Glee' Show

Though it's too early to tell whether Murphy will be interested in the project, much less have the time for it given his schedule as the executive producer of Glee, Sony's offer cements him as Hollywood's top man for musicals. He's already been courted by Fox to remake the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Universal to make a film adaptation of the Broadway hit Wicked.

'Glee's Ryan Murphy Courted To Direct 'Annie' With Willow Smith [Deadline Hollywood]

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