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With Willow Smith as Annie, Kanye West emerges as the perfect Daddy Warbucks: Adream cast
News that Willow Smith (of "Whip My Hair" fame and spawn of Will and Jada) may be reprising the role of orphan Annie brings to mind another updated, made-for-TV favorite — 1997's Cinderella, starring Brandy, Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Alexander, Victor Garber, Bernadette Peters and Whitney Houston. (If that cast list makes you curious, you'll have to rent it. I can't possibly reveal who's who, because the family units are just too random to spoil.)
In keeping with that theme, in which a married couple comprised of Whoopi Goldberg and Victor Garber can produce a strapping Asian son, we imagine the new cast of Annie as follows:
Kanye West as Daddy Warbucks, because he seems similarly hard to love but with lots of love to give; Margaret Cho as the oft-drunk orphan-wrangler Miss Hannigan; Sarah Jessica Parker as loyal Warbucks executive assistant-turned-love interest Grace Farrell, because it's no weirder than Whoopie and Vic; the brothers Beckham as Annie's band of merry orphans; Don Cheadle as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and an umbrella cockatoo as Annie's animal companion, Sandy, because they'd likely have matching coifs.
Tell us, who would you like to see cast with Willow Smith in the reboot?