Will Smith and Jay-Z have asked Emma Thompson to update the screenplay for their new movie based on the classic comedy musical 'Annie'.
The British actress - who wrote the screenplays for 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'NANNY MCPHEE' - is in negotiations with Will Smith and Jay-Z to update the classic comedy musical about a bright-haired orphan girl who finds a new home.
Emma - who is currently co-starring with Will as Agent O in 'Men In Black III' - is reportedly the top choice for producers Will and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and rap star Jay-Z, who is involved in the music of the movie, to adapt the story to suit Willow.
It is unclear if the 52-year-old actress will write a part for herself in the flick.
It was previously revealed 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy has been approached to direct the movie.
Willow, 10, will be the second child of Will and Jada's who will take a starring role in a movie, with Jaden Smith last year heading up an updated version of 'Karate Kid', which grossed $359 million on release.