Sony Wants ‘Glee's’ Ryan Murphy to Direct ‘Annie’

Willow Smith stars and her parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith — and Jay-Z — are producing

Sony Pictures would like "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy to direct its remake of "Annie," TheWrap has confirmed.

Though the studio is looking at Murphy, that doesn't mean he will ever actually direct the movie. "No one," said an individual with close knowledge of the project," started negotiating." 

"Annie" will star Willow Smith as the orphaned girl. Her parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, along with Jay-Z, are producing.

Murphy directed Sony's "Eat Pray Love," starring Julia Roberts, in 2010.