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Back in 2004, VH1 launched a competitive reality show called In Search of the New Partridge Family. The show was… searching for people to star in a TV series called The New Partridge Family. Stone made it onto the series, where she got to show off her pipes onstage, singing songs like Meredith Brooks’ “Bitch” and Pat Benatar’s “We Belong.”
“You go in there rolling your eyes, thinking, ‘this is just a reality search competition,’ but then you’re there for seven weeks, »
- Ariana Bacle
Sony Pictures released an international trailer for its upcoming "Annie" film, which is produced by Will Smith and Jay-z, and stars Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale and Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild). Check it out below. Wallis is playing Annie, the character that originated in a daily comic strip in 1924. Annie is a little girl who, after escaping from an orphanage, is taken in by the rich Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks. Foxx is playing Warbucks, but his name has been changed to Benjamin Stacks. "Annie" is directed by Will Gluck (Friends With Benefits, Easy A) and is set to hit theaters on December 19th. Trailer: »
At this point, you might be forgiven for feeling a serious case of remake-fatigue. It seems every other film these days is a re-boot or a re-imagining of some beloved classic or other, with very little in the way of originality on display. With the release of its new trailer, however, it seems that it would be inadvisable to dismiss the upcoming new adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Annie, as one of those tedious revisits. This one actually looks kind of awesome.
Annie is a comic book character. Well, a comic strip character, to be exact. Created by Harold Gray in his ‘Little Orphan Annie’ comic strip which debuted in August 1924, Annie was first adapted for radio in 1931, while David O Selznick produced a film adaptation for Rko in 1932. It was not until 1977 that Annie made her first ever appearance on Broadway, however – with its now iconic musical format »
- Sarah Myles
In 2011, Stone appeared in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "The Help".
She then voiced the character 'Eep' in the animated film "The Croods.
Stone is currently reprising her role as Gwen Stacy for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Emma Stone during a "GQ" fashion shoot...
- Michael Stevens
It's been 16 years since Amanda Bynes first hit the Hollywood spotlight, and the actress immediately charmed us with her quirky sense of humor on All That. This Thursday, Amanda turns 28, so to celebrate her birthday, we're taking a look at all the Gif-worthy reasons we've rooted for her through the years. With hilarious starring roles and scene-stealing moments in movies like What a Girl Wants, She's the Man, and Easy A, Amanda won over a number of fans who continued to support her as she struggled through headline-making ups and downs last year. Most recently, Amanda took to Twitter to tell fans that she's studying at Fidm, and her latest pictures show the smiley star we've always adored. With a nostalgic nod to her earlier roles, let's celebrate Amanda's birthday with a look at 20 reasons we'll always root for her. Source: Warner Bros. View Slideshow › »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Literary agent Trevor Astbury has left Paradigm and is expected to join CAA, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap. Representatives for CAA and Paradigm did not immediately respond to TheWrap's late-night requests for comment. Also read: Adam Kanter, Martin Spencer Join Paradigm; Clients to Follow From Resolution It remains unclear which clients would follow Astbury to his next agency. At Paradigm, the well-respected dealmaker represented screenwriters Jon Spaihts (“Prometheus”), Bill Dubuque (“The Judge”), Ernie Cline (“Ready Player One”), Bert Royal (“Easy A”), Jamie Linden (“Dear John”), Patrick Lussier (“Terminator: Genesis”) and David McKenna (“American History X”) as well as “Hitman” director. »
- Jeff Sneider
ABC Family is growing its original programming slate. In addition to renewing sitcoms "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy" for fourth seasons, the network has given the greenlight to three new drama pilots: “Alice in Arabia,” “Recovery Road” and “Unstrung.” “These three powerful new dramas are a great fit with ABC Family’s brand of original programming known for diverse stories that challenge as well as entertain our viewers,” commented ABC Family President Tom Ascheim. “We’re also delighted to produce more episodes of ‘Melissa & Joey’ and ‘Baby Daddy,’ two series that together have helped ABC Family establish a strong comedy block that continues to make our audience laugh out loud.” Following is a brief roundup of the three new dramas: - "Alice in Arabia": After being kidnapped by her extended family in Saudi Arabia and forced to live in her grandfather's royal compound there, a rebellious American teenage girl »
- Chris Eggertsen
“Alice in Arabia,” a pilot about a teen kidnapped by her Saudi Arabian family after tragedy befalls her parents, is penned by Brooke Eikmeier, who previously served in the U.S. Army as a cryptologic linguist in the Arabic language and trained to support Nsa missions in the Middle East.
“Recovery Road” is a pilot about a teenage girl dealing with addiction and comes from Bert V. Royal (“Easy A”) and Karen Diconcetto (“Ruby & the Rockits”). Beth Miller (“12 Dates of Christmas,” “Revenge of the Bridesmaids”) and Craig Piligian (“Survivor,” “American Chopper”) from Pilgrim Studios and Danielle VonZerneck (“Left to Die”) will serve as executive producers.
“Unstrung” follows a brother and sister who are battling with the cutthroat and emotional stakes of the professional world tour of tennis. »
- Whitney Friedlander
Aaron Paul became a critically acclaimed actor while appearing in a recurring role on the television series Big Love and earned even more praise – and won two Emmy Awards – for his starring role on Breaking Bad. So why is it that the movie Need for Speed, which starred Paul, underperformed in U.S. theaters this past weekend?
Just because Paul is an award-winning actor on television does not mean audiences were going to pack the theaters to see his movie. In fact, there is a long history of wildly popular television stars who fail in their attempt to transition to movie stardom. In many cases, these TV stars made poor choices when it came to film roles. In other instances, viewers simply had no interest in seeing these actors play anything else but their beloved TV characters.
For every George Clooney there are many TV »
- Chris McKittrick
An uneven, but still strangely appealing, look at mortality, second chances and family dysfunction, the SXSW indie "Sequoia" may resemble a less joyful, arguably more honest version of the "Little Miss Sunshine" narrative, but it still has its own charms despite having many disagreeable characters. Reilly is one of them (Aly Michalka, perhaps best remembered as Emma Stone’s squeaky best friend in "Easy A"). A young, beautiful 23-year-old, she should have her whole life ahead of her. But she’s moody, sarcastic and cynical for good reason: mortally debilitating obstacles rest heavy on Reilly’s soul. She’s reached a stage three level of sarcoma carcinoma mouth cancer. And so, with the situation looking bleak (the removal of her lower jaw being an option if she reaches stage four), she decides to pack it all in with one last trip to Sequoia National Park. But Reilly’s planned suicide isn’t going very well. »
- Rodrigo Perez
Sony Pictures has unveiled new images from two very different Cameron Diaz films slated for release this year. First up is director Jake Kasdan’s (Bad Teacher) comedy Sex Tape, which stars Diaz and Jason Segel as a couple who, after discovering that their three-hour intimate video has been stolen, set out to recover the tape and ensure that their reputations aren’t ruined. These images give us a first look at the ensemble beyond Diaz and Segel, as we see Rob Lowe, Ellie Kemper, and Rob Corddry. Sex Tape opens in theaters July 25th. The other Cameron Diaz film is director Will Gluck’s (Easy A) musical redo Annie, in which Diaz takes on the role of the mean Miss Hannigan. The young Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) takes on the title role as an orphan who is taken in by a New York mayoral candidate (Jamie Foxx »
- Adam Chitwood
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
The big-budget remake of beloved musical "Annie" is nothing if not ambitious.
Developed by Jay-z, who memorably sampled "Annie" for his huge hit "Hard Knock Life," and Will Smith, who originally designed the project as a vehicle for his daughter, Willow, this new version of "Annie" will feature a largely African American cast and be set in present day New York Quvenzhane Wallis, fresh from her Oscar nomination for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is the new Annie and Jamie Foxx plays a character based on the Daddy Warbucks part from the original. And based on the just-released first teaser for the Christmas release, it's going to sleekly modernize the material while keeping all of those classic "Annie" elements that make it such a beloved musical.
We get to see a little bit of everything in the teaser -- the scope and complexity of the musical numbers, which have an agreeable crayon-colored look, »
- Drew Taylor
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)
Listen, I wanted to be down with the new "Annie" remake. I like Quvenzhané Wallis -- who doesn't? I like Cameron Diaz, too -- especially in vampy, unhinged mode. (Say what you will about "The Counselor," but she's going for broke in it.) Casting her as Miss Hannigan made so little ostensible sense that you figured there had to be some secret, counter-intuitive payoff there. And director Will Gluck made "Easy A," so at least the man knows sparky. ("Friends With Benefits," not so much, but forgive, forget, etc.) And finally, nostalgists may wince, but John Huston's 1982 "Annie" is kind of a bloated, out-of-its-time relic -- there's ample room for improvement there. But this... this. It's only a trailer, so I don't wish to leap to any conclusions, but let's just say that Huston's film also left ample room for deterioration, and Gluck appears to be exploring those options. »
- Guy Lodge
Sony Pictures just unveiled the first trailer for its upcoming "Annie" film, which is produced by Will Smith and Jay-z, and stars Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale and Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild). Check it out below. Wallis is playing Annie, the character that originated in a daily comic strip in 1924. Annie is a little girl who, after escaping from an orphanage, is taken in by the rich Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks. Foxx is playing Warbucks, but his name has been changed to Benjamin Stacks. "Annie" is directed by Will Gluck (Friends With Benefits, Easy A) and is set tohit theaters on December 19th. Trailer: »
The musical Annie has been a mainstay of the theater scene ever since it premiered on Broadway back in 1977, but now the latest version is here to once again take the leap from the stage to the silver screen. The debut trailer for the new movie version of Annie has arrived online courtesy of Yahoo! and you can watch it for yourself above. Directed by Will Gluck, the director of Easy A and Friends With Benefits, the new take on the classic Broadway musical stars Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) as Annie, a young orphan girl living in a foster home in New York City. While her day to day life is made exceptionally hard by her foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz), her fate changes when she meets Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), a millionaire tycoon who is in the middle of a race to become the mayor »
After a breakthrough performance in the Best Picture nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, young actress Quvenzhané Wallis is getting musical in this contemporary adaptation of the classic musical Annie. With a story that puts the adorable orphan in the care of Will Stacks, just in time to help his New York mayoral campaign, everything about this updated, urban on the material feels too phony, and so do Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. Wallis is cute as Annie, and she's certainly grown up a bit since her indie debut, but this film doesn't look like anything special, and the singing sounds way too artificially poppy. Watch? Here's the first trailer for Will Gluck's remake of Annie, originally from Yahoo: Annie is directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) who also wrote the screenplay with Alice Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emma Thompson. Putting a »
- Ethan Anderton
What happens when Jay-z and Will Smith get together to do something? Whatever the hell they want, and they decided to use their producing powers to bring orphan "Annie" back to the big screen. The first trailer is here to show you that a lot has changed since the 1982 original. "Beasts Of The Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis takes the lead role, Jamie Foxx plays the rich Benjamin Stacks (ha), Cameron Diaz is the mean Miss Hannigan, with Rose Byrne and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje rounding things out. And leading the charge behind the camera is "Easy A" director Will Gluck in his biggest, most ambitious gig yet. Here's the official synopsis: 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 »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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