Black Remakes of White Films

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  • Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, The Wiz
  • Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Death at a Funeral
  • Willow Smith, Annie
  • About Last Night, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy
  • Black Orpheus, Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn
  • Jaden Smith, The Karate Kid
  • Harry Belafonte, Carmen Jones
  • Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, I Think I Love My Wife
  • Whitney Houston, Brandy, Cinderella
  • Queen Latifah, Steel Magnolias


Previously a redhead curly afro-ed white youth in comics, on Broadway and in the original 1982 film, little orphan Annie is about to get a makeover. With Willow Smith in the title role, dad Will Smith as producer and Jay-Z providing the film’s score, movie audiences should be prepared to have their hard knock lives rocked. Annie begins production in New York City in Spring 2013.

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