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1.) Word is Beasts of the Southern Wild star and Oscar nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis, is up for the lead role in Sony's upcoming remake of Annie with Will Gluck (Easy A) set to direct. The film will serve as a remake of the Broadway musical based upon the popular comic strip and featuring songs with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin and a book by Thomas Meehan. The show originally penned on April 21, 1977, and immediately became a hit, winning seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In 1982, Columbia Pictures released a film adaptation directed by John Huston and starring Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry, and Aileen Quinn as Annie. Wallis would replace the once attached Willow Smith, daughter of producer Will Smith. EW 2.) Ryan Gosling is busy putting together his directorial debut, How To Catch a Monster. He's already cast Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith »

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