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Sony Pictures has announced their musical remake Annie will be released on December 25, 2014, just days after the news that Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhan&#233 Wallis will play the title character.

The movie will be going up against Fox's Night at the Museum 3 on Christmas Day next year. Universal's Minions and Disney's Tomorrowland are both slated for release less than a week before on December 19.

Will Gluck is directing Annie from his own revised screenplay. Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna previously worked on the script, based on the award-winning musical by Thomas Meehan. The story will be set in present day, with Jay-z providing brand new music. Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and James Lassiter are producing through their Overbrook Entertainment company, along with Jay-z and Tyran Smith for Marcy Media. No production schedule was given.

Annie comes to theaters December 25th, 2014 and stars Quvenzhané Wallis. The film is directed by Will Gluck. »

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