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Jaden Smith Wants 'X Factor' Finalist Astro To Star In 'Annie' Film Remake

Fri, December 16, 2011 2:24pm EDT by Andy Swift 10 Comments
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Astro is already rubbing elbows with Hollywood’s elite! And guess who Jaden wants Astro to star with?

If you thought Astro was big on The X Factor, just wait until you hear about his next career move! has learned exclusively that Jaden Smith wants the 14-year-old rap prodigy to play “a significant role” in the upcoming big-screen remake of Annie, in which his little sister Willow Smith is starring. And it wouldn’t surprise us to see Astro land a major part int he film, considering Jaden and Willow’s dad Will Smith is producing it!

“Jaden is a big fan of Astro’s,” a source close to the Smith family tells us. “He suggested his dad cast Astro in the movie.”

What do you think, “Astro-nauts?” Do you think the X Factor cast-off is a good fit for the movie? Vote below!

And if you’re not familiar with Astro’s skills, check out this performance from his time on the show:

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