Willow Smith Drops Out Of Annie Remake

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Willow Smith is seen at Hailee Steinfeld's Sweet 16 party on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles
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Willow Smith is seen at Hailee Steinfeld's Sweet 16 party on December 15, 2012 in Los Angeles -- Getty …

Willow Smith is having some "hard knock life" casting news.

According to Deadline, the actress - who was previously attached to a reboot of "Annie" - is no longer moving forward with the project.

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Willow, daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith (whose Overbrook Entertainment is producing the project), signed on to play the iconic orphan when she was just 9 years old, but has since outgrown the role.

Director Will Gluck, whose past credits include "Easy A" and "Friends With Benefits," has been brought on to helm the project.

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Back in February 2011, Willow told Access Hollywood that she hoped Brad Pitt would play her Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks.

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