Just call him Daddy Warbucks! Brad Pitt, who plays real-life dad to six kids with partner Angelina Jolie, has been tapped as the top choice to play adoptive pop to Will Smith’s daughter Willow when the famous hair-whipper, 10, stars in a hip-hop version of the beloved musical Annie later this year.
Willow, a signee to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint, has been cast as the plucky orphan girl with a heart of gold in an upcoming remake of the 1982 movie musical. With Jay and dad Will on board to produce, Willow now hopes to sign Oscar-nominated Pitt up for the role of the millionaire businessman, portrayed by Albert Finney in the original film, Access Hollywood said Wednesday.
“We’re just going to have to wait for that! You’re just going to have to wait,” the 10-year-old coyly replied when pressed for additional deets on the film.