Willow Smith wants Brad Pitt as 'Annie's' Daddy Warbucks
February 11th, 2011
09:36 AM ET

Willow Smith wants Brad Pitt as 'Annie's' Daddy Warbucks

Talk about typecasting! Willow Smith says there's only one guy she wants to play her adoptive father, Daddy Warbucks, in the upcoming "Annie" remake.

“Brad Pitt!” she told "Access Hollywood" of the actor, whose brood of six kids includes three adopted children.

Smith, whose father, Will Smith, is producing the "Annie" reboot with Jay-Z, played coy when pressed for additional details about the film, however.

“We’re just going to have to wait for that!" she said. "You’re just going to have to wait."

According to Deadline.com, however, audiences might be in for some seriously cool production numbers: "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy is reportedly being eyed to direct the movie.

Hmm... how about Coach Sue as mean Miss Hannigan?

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  1. gabriel smith

    he willow you are great singing whip my hair. you have to teach me to dance that.my name is gabriel and tour name is willow.you are very cute.

    August 20, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tootie blue

    i luv willow smith.

    May 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Shaquesa

    Oh no. Not this spawn of L. Ron Hubbard. A stomach turner.

    February 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |

    No offense, and this has nothing to do with color, but why do a remake of something great??? I just don't think the girl has the talent, and Will smith is doing anything to get his children into acting, which they do a horrible job of doing so.

    LOL, she has Will smith's ears!!!

    February 24, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. estrel

    That willow has no talent can not sing.

    February 20, 2011 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. sthflachk

    really? a remake of Annie? This was a depression era film with very white characters. I'm not saying it can't be remade but just to overcome ALL of the WHITE sterotypes in the film? It will be a miracle it doesn't come off contrived and dare I say it........a waste? And before you kiddies start bashing me.....you probably never saw the original so leave me alone. I love Will Smith.....I just wish he would let his kids land jobs instead of creating them. Willow already seems like she is a little stuck on herself, no modesty there.

    February 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ronald M

    Ebonics, nappy headed, supposedly black sounding names, comments about Obama. All those things lambasted about when there is a discussion about black people. Why? I don't like the idea of Annie being made either but to bring race into the mix is unnecessary. 2011 and we still have a long way to go.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. The Field

    I was wondering why she was chosen, when so many more talented options are out there, until I saw who was producing the film.

    February 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Oscars Helmet

    I love it ! That pic of Willow with a fresh steamer on her dome...well it just never gets old.

    February 12, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mandy

    We all know this is a terrible idea. The film will be terrible. Who ever made the decision to make this film at sony, be prepared to be fired sometime in the future.

    February 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Superhiro

    First off: Lol @ Anniesha
    Second: @Give me a break, I don't know why you would even start thinking they won't update the music. With Jay Z at the helm? Who already remixed an Annie song? I would expect at least HALF the songs in the new annie to be horrible rap songs.

    February 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JD

    Yes: I know a black girl named Annie. I am looking forward to this movie and am anxious to hear what Jay-Z does with the music.
    Don't know about Pitt in the Warbucks role though. I was thinking Bruce Willis or James Avery.

    February 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. derp

    Would'nt it make more sense if the renamed the movie, Ta'Annie or Anniesha or JermAnnieium or Mercedannie or some other stupid scrabble name that black people make up for their kids? Does anyone actually know a black girl named annie?

    February 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Tina Turner real name is Annie

      February 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trish

      Yeah...my cousin. The others are Samantha, Alexandra, Daphne, Rachel, Stephanie, Shirley, and Jo-Ann to name a few.
      My name is Patricia. My brothers are Jeffrey and Alexandre (spelled the French way because of our heritage).
      Go sell ignorance somewhere else; some other fool was here earlier and and helped us meet our quota.

      February 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mirrors

      @Derp Hahhahahaahha,LOL!i cant stop laughing!and Trish:why must you feel offended?lighten up,please

      March 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tyrone

      Heh, heh you said "lighten up."

      March 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Give me a break

    Ok so I have always been a fan of Annie, I love the musical, as well as the movie. I dont'n think I would mind Willow's Annie, I just have this horrable fear that they are going to "update" the music, and that would be heartbreaking.

    February 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Superhiro

    The existance of this movie is so upsetting I can't even explain it. Also, I'm sorry, I don't care if she's a kid, I don't care if it's cruel, but I now hate Willow Smith. Call me mean if you want. I hate this kid.

    February 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ceasar Salad w/Dried Booger Bits

      Ya...no doubt, she is snotty nosed little punk.

      February 11, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Ole Grandad

    Brad is a hunk. I would give him a hummer anytime anywhere.

    February 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ole Grandad

    Big Brad is one hunk of man. I would give him a hummer anytime anywhere.

    February 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Rosemary

    This movie just gets wierder by the day....

    February 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  19. kathy funk

    Pa-leeze!! the smiths need to stop acting like their kids are beyond talented.. we know the parents are opening the doors for these spoiled little rich kids.. the kids are so full of themselves, as soon as I see anything on t.v. about them i get a sickening feeling in my stomach.. its just such overkilll

    February 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denisa

      Really, so the name Drew Barrymore, Kate Hudson, Jamie Curtis, Liv Tyler, Liza Minelli, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Angelica Houston, that's just naming a few. Who among the people listed can say their parents name didn't have an influence?

      I believe all the comments on this post have nothing to do with talent, it's plain, simple, racist.

      You're okay with the Disney machine putting out puppets to influence children, but well rounded and adjusted children you have a problem with.

      Your comments speak of nothing but jealous, racist hatred.

      February 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jeff

    I gotta go doo doo. I be right back.

    February 11, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  21. flyonthewall

    I thought the whole cast was supposed to be black....like The Wiz! There is that "thinking" thing getting me in trouble again.

    February 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill Bixby

      The problem is that there are no rich black guys who want to adopt orphan black kids. The movie would be unbelievable.

      February 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  22. neegrow

    That WIll Smith. He even embarasses me. I feel sorry for his kids.

    February 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |

    All yous white peoples look so funny.

    February 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Perez Hilton

    If you can convince me that the ObaManure Presidency is a success then I will beleive this willow/annie thing is a good idea

    February 11, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  25. T-Rex

    Will Smith looks so delicious...mmmm, Feed me Daddy Will!

    February 11, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |

    YEAH ! He can be her slave. Daddy Will should buy him for little Willow. He buys these brats everything else.

    February 11, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  27. TRUTH

    I'm not a big fan of everything the Smith's do but I am happy to see they (Will & Jada) are involved in their children's lives and have a positive influence on them. And I'm happy to see people support their positive endeavors. All the haters of this family would find something negative to say whether the family was doing good or bad so screw 'em.

    February 11, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  28. Tami

    Say what you want but this is going to be a hit movie.Let's not forget how people were so negative about Karate Kid and it went on to make 350 million dollars world wide in the box office!

    February 11, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy Cornhole

      All that proves is people are willing to toss away their hard earned money on any piece of shyt. This version of Annie will STINK. Of course all the idiots will rejoice at how wonderful it is but nonetheless it will S U C K. Watch and see.
      PS...Karate kid remake smelled of a clogged toilet.

      February 11, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Perez Hilton

      If you can convince me that George Michael is strait then I will believe this willow/annie thing is a good idea. Ready set....GO!

      February 11, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  29. ashley

    ur brotyher is hot willow smith

    February 11, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  30. dalarlia

    nanny bes

    February 11, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  31. dalarlia

    wow dis is undertandable

    February 11, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  32. Satan

    And people in hell want ice water.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  33. Jack Cornhole

    OH SHYT. Not this little runt, again.

    February 11, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  34. Brad Pitt

    *POOT* <<-a gift for you

    February 11, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  35. Steve


    February 11, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill Bixby

      Speak English. No one here understands Ebonics. Also, meet my friend, the period "." he's part of the punctuation family.

      February 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |

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