Quvenzhane Wallis, who rocked the awards season red carpets with a wide array of puppy purses, has already signed on as Annie in the Will Gluck-directed flick. Will Smith, whose daughter Willow Smith was previously attached to star, has been developing the project with Jay-Z. Timberlake told Billboard.com that he met the hip-hop superstar while working on Beyonce's upcoming album. Coincidentally or not, Jay-Z is going on tour with Timberlake this summer and can be heard on the pop singer's first single "Suit and Tie" from his new album "The 20/20 Experience."
Timberlake just joined the five-timers' club on "Saturday Night Live" and has roles in the upcoming Coen brothers film "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Runner, Runner." Jay-Z, on the other hand, is producing and will perform on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann's epic "The Great Gatsby." Busy guys, the both of 'em.
[via Page Six]