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Oscar-nominated Quvenzhané Wallis stars in the new film version of the musical. Cue Twitter comments that all begin: 'I'm not racist, but …'
Appearance: Headstrong, smartass, black.
Oh, her! She was great in Beasts of the Southern Wild. Yes, she was. And, provided you're into musicals about toothy orphans singing about tomorrow, she'll probably be great in this too.
Well, super. Fantastic, isn't it? Everyone's agreed that Wallis is a fabulous actor, and that she will do a great job as Annie even if the film seems slightly beneath her. »
A long time from now (pre-Christmas if nothing goes wrong) a new version of Annie is coming to theaters, and the release of the trailer has been met with virtually unprecedented internet gushing. Just about everyone seems to be falling all over themselves to make sure they are on record cheering for the upcoming film, the trailer itself, and the undeniable cuteness of Quvenzhané Wallis.
It’s all a bit suspicious. Check the trailer yourself below, and let me know what you think, but something strange seems to be happening with the release of this trailer.
First, when is the last time everyone, everywhere had anything to say about a trailer beyond, “Here it is,” or similar? Sure, once in a while you might get something like the trailer for a Marvel movie with some sort of teaser trying to suck you into watching it with vague details about who gets revealed. »
- Marc Eastman
What’s up? Are you happy it’s Friday? Yeah! Is that because it’s finally time for the weekend or because you know that tonight is the night we find out who is having the Best Week Ever? We can’t reveal who is having the Best Week Ever until an all new episode of Best Week Ever airs tonight, March 7 at 10/9 C. However, you can check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes clips with the Best Week Ever cast. Then, let us know who You think is having the Best Week Ever!
That’s just what they think. What about you?
Who do You think is having the Best Week Ever? »
- Meghan O'Keefe
Annie is due to be released in the UK in February 2015. »
- email@example.com (ScreenTerrier)
The trailer is up for Sony's contemporary approach to "Annie" and performances look completely overdone and unrealistic from both Cameron Diaz and lead Quvenzhané Wallis. This just doesn't seem to have the magic of a beloved musical which has left a soft spot in so many of those who watched the stage version or the `981 film which starred Albert Finney (now Jamie Foxx) and Aileen Quinn. The way the trailer starts off with Diaz is just appalling, and it's pretty much downhill from that point onwards. We've had a butchered "Karate Kid" from Overbrook, and now here comes "Annie" to finish us off. Will Gluck directs as well as writing the script alongside Aline Brosh McKenna. The film is produced by Will Smith, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, Laurence "Jay" Brown, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith and Gluck. »
"How many 'Tomorrow's until Annie comes out?"
That means we just need to get through 294 days of internet hyperbole Before Anyone Sees It about how the new Annie (the third filmed version after a 1982 feature and a 1999 telefilm) is the worst thing that ever existed and musicals suck and it's going to kill everyone's career... Give me strength! But in fairness to whatever social media hatred happened (I only saw a little but I'm assuming there was more since I wasn't online much last night) the new trailer which is embedded at the end of the post, does ring alarm bells.
Here's the thing. I realize that my own kneejerk defensiveness/love for any and all new musicals before I see them, is, in some ways exactly like the internet's kneejerk distrust/hatred of any and all new musicals before they see them. »
- NATHANIEL R
The 2012 indie drama Beasts of the Southern Wild brought acclaim for both writer-director Benh Zeitlin and star Quvenzhané Wallis, with many interested to see what the young actress would do next. With her next appearance being a supporting turn in 12 Years a Slave, fans were intrigued to learn of her casting as the lead in a remake of the musical Annie. Will Gluck takes the directorial reins this time, along with working on the script with Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna. Joining Wallis onscreen will be Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, and Bobby Cannavale. The first trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
After becoming the third youngest actress to receive an Oscar Nomination for her debut in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quvenzhané Wallis followed that role with a part in this year's Academy Award–winning 12 Years a Slave. Now, the young actress is ready to tackle a classic role in the upcoming remake of Annie.
The movie's first trailer reveals that it's still a hard knock life for Wallis' Annie, who escapes from the orphanage of Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) to live with the rich Daddy Warbucks — this time re-imagined as a politician named Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx). However, unlike the previous 1982 adaptation, this Annie is armed with modern updates on the 1977 musical's classic songs as well as new tracks written by Jay-z, who also served as one of the movie's producers.
- Ryan Gowland
Bet your bottom dollar you can't resist Quvenzhané Wallis in this first trailer for Annie. The 10-year-old actress, an Oscar nominee in 2012 for Beasts of the Southern Wild, is ebullient as the young girl plucked from an orphanage by a wealthy politician, played by Jamie Foxx - much to the dismay of the cruel orphanage owner Miss Hannigan, played by Cameron Diaz. This is the second film adaptation of the 1970s Broadway musical, which was in turn based on a 1920s comic strip. But it's been totally updated, from the glitteringly modern New York City skyline to the sly Facebook »
- Tim Nudd
Columbia releases glimpse of contemporary take on orphan rich-man story, starring 10-year-old Wallis and Jamie Foxx
Three years ago she was a truckdriver's daughter in smalltown Louisiana; now, the other side of an Oscar nomination for best actress, she's likely to be the mainstay of a potential Christmas blockbuster. And she's still only 10. Quvenzhané Wallis' acting career is nothing short of miraculous, so it's probably appropriate that she's the star of a remake of Annie, which Columbia is aiming at the this year's American festive season market.
The trailer has just been released, so what can we deduce? Well, it's been thoroughly updated to a contemporary feeling, with Jamie Foxx stepping into what we can call the Albert Finney role, and Wallis chirping away as the plucky little orphanage dweller. Foxx isn't just a lonely billionaire though; his relationship with Annie has been retooled around a PR campaign for political office, »
- Andrew Pulver
A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures’ comedy, Annie, opening in theaters on December 25th, 2014. 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 ( »
- Pietro Filipponi
No one knows for sure why Andrew Garfield dropped out of appearing at the Oscars, but sources are now saying that the actor was supposed to present with Miles “Batkid” Scott, but that the actor threw a hissy fit at rehearsal because he didn’t like his lines. However, there are still rumors that Emma Stone had a personal crisis that needed addressing. [Us Magazine] The trailer for the update of Annie dropped last night. The film features Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne and a very over-the-top Cameron Diaz. [YouTube] Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis may have finally gotten engaged after knowing each other for more than 15 years, but they are still »
- Meghan O'Keefe
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for their big screen contemporary adaptation of the hit musical Annie. The movie was directed by Will Gluck and it stars Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and Cameron Diaz. I know you're all familiar with Annie, so you really don't need the story details, do you? Just watch the trailer. The movie hits theaters on December 19th.
- Joey Paur
Sony has released the first trailer for director Will Gluck's (Easy A) musical remake Annie, which stars Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) as the eponymous youngster alongside Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Cameron Diaz (The Counselor), Rose Byrne (Insidious), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) and Bobby Cannavale (Blue Jasmine); check it out after the official synopsis...
Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis 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, »
- Gary Collinson
Coming from Easy A director Will Gluck, this new version of Annie puts a spin on the uplifting musical tale of the most famous red headed orphan in the world, with Quvenzhané Wallis taking on the lead role. Updated to the modern, this new trailer presents a very different feel that what we are used to, with Cameron Diaz's Miss Hannigan clearly relegated to pop culture spouting comic relief. But the inspirational music is in place (though with a bit more auto-tune than I would have liked), and Wallis has the right amount of charm to make this perfect Christmas viewing for the family (though we'll have to wait till February on this side of the pond). Released: 19th December (U.S.)/ 6th February 2015 (Irl/U.K.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Yesterday we got a look at the poster for the new, Will Smith and Jay-z-spearheaded version of warbling orphan musical Annie, which was the herald for this first trailer. To get a proper flavour for what the new version of the story looks like, take a gander below.In what could be called a remix of the 1981 film, this Annie finds Beasts Of The Southern Wild’s breakout young star Quvenzhané Wallis as the titular moppet, this time a foster child in a home run by the mean Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). The idea that her parents might be out there somewhere adds a little spice to the tale, even as the trailer appears to give most of the story’s turns away (for the three people who didn't already know what's coming).The updates continue beyond Annie’s situation and the modern-day setting, with Jamie Foxx as tough-nosed »
The first trailer has arrived for Sony’s musical remake of Annie, starring Quvenzhané Wallis as the titular orphan, struggling through her hard-knock life under the watchful eye of mean-spirited carer, Cameron Diaz. Enter Jamie Foxx as an aspiring Mayoral candidate, who spots a campaign opportunity in the all-singing, all-dancing Annie. Needless to say, he soon finds himself caring for her as more than just a potential vote-winner, and starts to develop a rather acute case of the warm and fuzzies… Take a look at the new trailer,...
- George Wales
Updated! The official trailer for Annie has just dropped, and you can watch it below!
Well, we’re promised an official trailer for the upcoming Annie remake tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow… but for now we have to settle for an Et preview of said trailer. It’s A Hard Knock Life isn’t it? Okay, I’ll stop now. Here’s the lengthy 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, »
- Paul Heath
You may need to pretend there's something in your eye, because Quvenzhané Wallis's version of "Tomorrow" is just as sweet as you would imagine. Based on the Annie remake's first trailer, the Beasts of the Southern Wild actress plays the titular orphan across from Jamie Foxx's Benjamin Stacks, a politician/monster who plans to leverage his affection for Annie to appeal to his constituents. Oh, and Cameron Diaz might be in it for a split second as Miss Hannigan. It's hard to tell. Rose Byrne costars as Grace, Stacks's assistant/decent human being who understands that children need to be loved. Our question is, are we going to get an Obama cameo to replace the original musical's Fdr guest spot? »
- Halle Kiefer
Sony has released the first full trailer for its “Annie” reboot, which stars Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. There's plenty of singing, dancing and attitude, with one of Annie's fellow orphans asking Miss Hannigan (Diaz), “who's George Clooney?” Also read: Jamie Foxx Dishes Out Dangerous Amounts of Electroshock Therapy in New ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer (Video) 10-year-old Wallis, who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” may not boast a head full of red hair, but she sure can belt out signature tune “Tomorrow.” Will Gluck directed the movie, which »
- Jeff Sneider
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