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Sony will release "Annie," a new movie based on the iconic play, on Christmas Day of 2014, the studio announced on Wednesday. Quvenzhane Wallis, fresh off an Oscar nomination for her performance in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," will star as young orphan who wins the heart of everyone around her. Willow Smith, the daughter of "Annie" producers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, had been set to play that role, but opted out of the project. Smith's Overbrook Entertainment is producing the film with Jay-z's Marcy Media, while Will Gluck, who »

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