Role: Producer
When: 2014
Where to watch: Amazon Video

There was talk about Jay Z and Will Smith connecting once again to bring the tale of little orphan Annie and how she teaches a stern rich man a thing or two about life back to theaters (after a 1982 film and a 1999 Disney TV movie) for a while, and it looks like Jay had a deeper connection to the source material than just sampling it on 1998's "Hard Knock Life." 

During the red carpet premiere for Annie, Jay said the movie "feels like New York City. It feels like magic, anything can happen. There’s a consistent theme there. That story of hope."

Kudos to Will and Jay for sticking with the project after Willow Smith dropped out, and being able to score Oscar winner Quvenzhané Wallis to take on the lead role.