I can’t say that I was really pumped about Willow starring in the remake of “Annie.” I was sure that she was going to be adorable in it, and I surely would have supported it when it came out, but it wasn’t something I was awaiting with baited breath. So I guess I won’t be losing any sleep now that this celeb kid is out. Sony Pictures recently announced that Willow has “outgrown the role.” Development for the picture began when Willow was 9 and now that she’s 12, and something of a rocker chick, I’m sure it’s not good for her brand.
I don’t know if this was Willow’s idea, but you have to appreciate a girl who is autonomous at such a young age and is taking responsibility for her career.
I’m sure Willow would have been great in it, but hopefully now some other little black girl will get the chance to shine. If Quevenzhané isn’t too busy, then maybe she can swing it.
The film, which will be produced by Jay-Z’ Marcy Media and Will and Jada’s Overbrook Entertainment, is set to start shooting this fall.
Are you surprised Willow is passing on this role? Is it a good look for her? Who should play the role?