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When you score an Oscar nomination at the age of 9, as Quvenzhané Wallis did for the fantastical Beasts of the Southern Wild, people tend to notice. And with the title role in Screen Gems’ flashy Annie redo this December, the young actress doesn’t look to be stepping away from the spotlight anytime soon. Recently, Wallis signed on to star in Counting By 7s, to be adapted from the bestseller of the same name.
Holly Goldberg Sloan’s acclaimed novel centers on an academically gifted young girl named Willow Chance, who is challenged when both of her parents are unexpectedly killed in an auto accident. After being taken in by an unlikely foster family and an unfit guidance counselor, Willow rises above her grief and fear to build a community that nurtures her even as she works to brighten it.
Said Wallis in an official statement:
“I am honored to »
- Isaac Feldberg
Margaret here to talk about what's new with everyone's favorite collector of puppy purses: Quvenzhané Wallis is on a roll. Her breakout performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild could have easily put her in the pantheon of one-hit wonder child actors, but the way she's been lining up projects makes that look unlikely. Now 11 years old, Little Q is two months out from the release of her first big studio film in the musical Annie which, with the Columbia promotional muscle behind it, might make her a real star. She has also just signed on to star in an adaptation of best-selling middle grade novel "Counting by 7s."
In the Holly Goldberg Sloan story, Quvenzhané will play a 12-year-old genius named Willow Chase who loses her adoptive parents in a car crash and has to push past her grief to find a new community of support. Said Quvenzhané to »
- Margaret de Larios
Are you ready for a new 'Tomorrow'? In anticipation of Annie debuting in theaters just in time for Christmas, we have a special music video that finds enthusiastic New Yorkers singing the iconic show tune. You can even record yourself singing 'Tomorrow' for a chance to be a part of the fan-cut version that is set to debut soon. Just record yourself singing along with Quvenzhané Wallis and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #AnnieMovie!
A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations, Annie is a new, contemporary vision from Columbia Pictures and Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck. He teams with a star-studded ensemble of producers that include James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, and Jay-z, Laurence "Jay" Brown, and Tyran Smith for a modern telling that captures the magic of the classic characters and original show that won seven Tony Awards.
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The long-brewing remake of the French hit dramedy "Intouchables" seems to be coming back to life. Colin Firth, long attached to the project, now has Kevin Hart in the co-starring role. The movie tells the heartwarming, based-on-true-story tale of the relationship of a wealthy quadriplegic and his immigrant caregiver. Paul Feig was once linked to helm the project, but it's not clear if he's still involved. We presume more news will arrive shortly. [Allocine] "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis is "Counting By 7s." The young actress will star in the adaptation of best-selling book by Holly Goldberg Sloan about "Willow Chance, a bright young girl who, after the death of her adoptive parents, is taken in by an unlikely surrogate family and an unfit guidance counselor. In the wake of tremendous loss, she rises to build a community that she heals and that heals her." No word on who will direct just yet. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
EW has confirmed that Quvenzhané Wallis is attached to star in The Mazur/Kaplan Company and Olympus Pictures' big-screen adaptation Holly Goldberg Sloan's bestselling novel, Counting By 7s. Deadline first reported the news. Wallis will play the novel's central character, Willow Chance, a young girl who rebuilds her life with a surrogate family after her parents are killed in a car accident. After her Oscar-nominated turn in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Wallis has had a full schedule, having just wrapped production on Fathers and Daughters, a drama with Aaron Paul and Amanda Seyfried, and providing her voice in animated film The Prophet, »
- Teresa Jue
Exclusive: The Mazur/Kaplan Company and Olympus Pictures have optioned Holly Goldberg Sloan’s bestselling novel Counting By 7s. They’ve attached Oscar-nominated Beasts Of The Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis and will build the movie around her. The bestseller centers on Willow Chance, a bright young girl who, after the death of her adoptive parents, is taken in by an unlikely surrogate family and an unfit guidance counselor. In the wake of tremendous loss, she rises to build a community that she heals and that heals her.
“I am honored to play the role of Willow in Counting by 7s,” Wallis said. “I love the message behind the story. I am excited to be a part of it and to see it come to life.” Wallis just wrapped her first big studio film in the musical Annie, and also will star in the upcoming adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Name and focus changes for every section, which are now all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
The ninth Rome Film Festival (Oct 16-25) has revealed a diverse line-up including the Italian premieres for potential awards contenders including David Fincher’s Gone Girl. the world premiere of Takashi Miike’s As the Gods Will and Burhan Qurbani’s We are Young, We are Strong and European premiere of Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind, Toronto hit Still Alice and Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
This year for the first time the award-winners in each section of the programme will be decided by the audience on the basis of votes cast after the screenings.
Each section has changed name and focus for 2014 and are all competitive, resulting in the festival’s structure being “slimmer’.
Italian comedies Soap Opera and Andiamo a Quel Paese bookend the line-up.
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- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Here's the latest trailer for the upcoming remake/reimagining of the Broadway musical "Annie," with the stars of the movie - Quvenzhané Wallis as the title character, and Jamie Foxx - introducing it for Regal Cinemas. Also featuring the acting talents of Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, Dorian Missick and Tracie Thoms, the Sony Pictures project is set for a December 19, 2014 release. Filmed in New York City, under Will Gluck's direction, the project hails from Will & Jada Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, in partnership »
- Tambay A. Obenson
In advance of the release of the highly anticipated motion picture Annie, in theaters on December 19, 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment is helping to support Turnaround Arts, a signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Turnaround Arts works with local program partners to provide intensive arts education resources to clusters of high-poverty schools across the country, leading to increases in attendance, academic achievement, and student engagement. As part of a collaboration with Annie to promote arts education, Turnaround Arts will receive support, and Turnaround Arts schools who want to put on the Broadway classic will get resources and assistance in staging their production.
The initiative kicked off Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Minneapolis, where Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, and filmmaker Will Gluck visited Northport Elementary, a Turnaround Arts school, where they met the first-through-fifth graders and worked with students preparing to audition for their school production of “Annie. »
- Mike Tyrkus
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
Sony have released a new poster for their remake of Annie directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) which sees Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) taking on the lead role alongside Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) Cameron Diaz (The Counselor), Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class), Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World). You can watch the trailer here.
Here’s the poster:
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 »
- Luke Owen
Time to “stick out your chin and grin and say…” The new poster for Sony Pictures’ upcoming movie Annie was revealed today.
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, »
- Michelle McCue
The color red. Sony Pictures has released a new Annie poster that features the film's cast (after a teaser poster a few months back that only displayed the tagline). The film stars Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) in the title role as a young, happy, street-tough foster kid living with the mean Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) who is taken in by New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) in a thinly veiled campaign move. The film also stars Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and David Zayas. Annie opens on December 19th You can also check out the teaser poster for Good Kill, the new film from writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War) starring Ethan Hawke. I didn't love Niccol's last film In Time, but I'm a fan of most of his other work so I'm really pulling for this one. Good Kill premieres tonight »
- Evan Dickson
Sony Pictures has released a domestic and an international poster for Annie that brings the main cast together, featuring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.
Quvenzhané Wallis steps into the title role as the young orphan Annie, whose chance encounter with a New York mayoral candidate, Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), changes her life forever. Cameron Diaz plays Annie's cranky foster mother Miss Hannigan, with Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale playing Will's top political advisors in director Will Gluck's musical adaptation of the hit Broadway play, arriving in theaters December 19.
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 »
This Christmas, Annie takes center stage in a brand new movie adaptation of the classic musical. From Will Smith’s production company Overbrook Entertainment and hip-hop megastar Jay-z, Annie stars Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne and rising star, the Oscar-nominated Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts Of The Southern Wild).
The story is based around business tycoon and mayoral candidate Benjamin Stacks (Foxx), who launches a campaign to take in Annie, a young girl who has been living with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Diaz) since her parents left her as a baby.
A brand new international poster for the flick has just been released, which you can see below.
Annie hits cinemas on the 26th December in the UK.
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- Paul Heath
Salma Hayek has arrived at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, hitting the red carpet for the premiere of her ambitious animated project, "The Prophet," based on the bestselling poetry book by Kahlil Gibran. Hayek and her kiddie co-star Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild," the upcoming "Annie") walked the red carpet for the photographers and fans. Check out the photos here: »
- Dave Lewis
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
“NBC announced recently they’re planning a live televised production of the musical Peter Pan, and what’s interesting about that is Peter Pan will be played by the very talented Allison Williams, who is a woman…That’s great, but tonight I have the honor of announcing that my network, ABC, has decided to top them,” Kimmel told his audience.
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Hey hobo man, hey Dapper Dan: Target is partnering with the costume designer of the upcoming “Annie” remake on an apparel line.
Renée Ehrlich Kalfus has created a 25-piece limited-edition collection of girl’s apparel and accessories line that hits stores and Target.com starting Nov. 16. The mix-and-match collection includes patchwork, embroidery, pins, buttons, tulle and, of course, Annie’s iconic red dress and heart-shaped locket. The collection also includes a Diy kit to inspire creativity in budding fashionistas. Keeping an eye on customers’ bottom dollars, each item is priced at less than $30.
“Target is excited to bring guests a piece of the ‘Annie’ movie magic, just in time for the holiday season,” said Stacia Andersen, senior vice president of apparel and accessories for Target. “The collection’s mix-and-match theme inspires girls to express themselves by creating a look all their own, at prices moms and dads will appreciate.”
- Whitney Friedlander
A classic musical gets a whole new look in the latest international trailer for Annie, starring Jamie Foxx. Fresh off his villainous turn as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Foxx stars as New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks, who sees his prospects for election improve when he saves a young orphan (Quvenzhané Wallis) from getting run over. Watch as this young girl begins to transform his life.
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 »
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