The Smiths and The Carters Team For Film Venture

The Smiths and The Carters Team For Film Venture

Looks like Tyler Perry won't be the only one having control over his own films.

Published January 27, 2011

Looks like Tyler Perry won't be the only one having control over his own films. Will and Jada Smith are teaming up with Beyonce and Jay-Z for a joint film venture, which will start with Willow Smith starring in a remake of Annie . Jay-Z said in a recent statement, "The Overbrook Entertainment family and I have a unified vision. We've already produced a Tony Award-winning play and we're developing a true superstar in Willow. This venture into film development and production is a perfect next step with teams that are accomplished, creative and innovative."

They already teamed together for the Tony Award-winning Fela! . In addition, Overbrook Entertainment has been behind films like I Am Legend , Hancock and last year's blockbuster The Karate Kid .  This seems like a venture built in cinematic heaven.  Will Smith is one of the top grossing actors of all time and knows a good movie when he sees it.  Jay-Z is clearly a powerful business man -- being behind Fela! , which was a risk that paid off, was extremely important, especially when Broadway shows about Black or African culture is rare.

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Written by Clay Cane

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