So. There’s an awesome rumor going around that I just cannot stop thinking about… lmao. Okay. Here goes. You know that Annie remake we’ve been hearing about? My girl Quvenzhané Wallis was confirmed for the lead role a little while back, and we know that Jay-Z and Will Smith are producing. Now folks are saying that Justin Timberlake will play the pivotal role of… Daddy Warbucks?! Again I stress, this is just a rumor. Still… cray, right? Click inside to learn more!
Complex has the story:
Page Six and Vulture are reporting this afternoon that rumors are flying in Hollywood that Justin Timberlake will be playing the role of Daddy Warbucks in the upcoming Jay-Z and Will Smith-produced Annie remake. If the rumors are true, he’ll be playing opposite Quvenzhané Wallis.
One thing is for sure, he’ll have to shave those locks ASAP…
A SONY rep denied the rumor earlier this afternoon but “Hollywood sources” are allegedly buzzing with the news.
LMAO, I can’t. I dunno, I just can’t. I’m from the Albert Finney generation, so I’m just hella confused right now. But since Jay-Z and JT are teaming up on everything else, I fear that there may be some truth to these rumors.
But who am I to pre-judge? I have liked Justin’s acting over the years; maybe this isn’t the worst idea ever. And maybe it is, lol. Also, this remake is clearly going in its own direction in terms of casting, so I probably shouldn’t expect it to be like 1982 Annie. What do y’all think of this possible casting news?