- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014 21:53
Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan in the new ANNIE preview is way over-the-top, but Jamie Foxx and Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhané Wallis are luckily so adorable to make up for that painful performance. A new trailer and teaser poster are out for the re-imagining of the classic Broadway play.
No longer a freckled face red-head, Annie is played by the talented pint size star of Beasts of the Southern Wild which earned the 10-year-old an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress. Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z are few of the producers of ANNIE. The Smith's daughter Willow was originally supposed to play the role of Annie, but the 13-year-old preferred the life of a regular tween and backed out as the star. Good for her.
Judging from the new preview, Wallis has no problem playing the adorable orphan, with Jamie Foxx looking fitting as a tycoon and New York mayoral candidate. However, Cameron Diaz over acts as a modern day version of the mean foster mom, Miss Hannigan in the first scene from the new trailer. We're hoping that performance isn't repeated throughout the musical.
ANNIE sings her way into theaters December 19, 2014.
Official Movie Synopsis:
A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures’ comedy, Annie. Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter, Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Laurence “Jay” Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith with a modern telling that captures the magic of the classic characters and original show that won seven Tony Awards. Celia Costas serves as Executive Producer. The screenplay is by Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the musical stage play “Annie,” book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and on “Little Orphan Annie,” © and ® Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) – advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) – makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.