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A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Director:

Will Gluck

Writers:

Will Gluck (screenplay), Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Will Stacks
Quvenzhané Wallis ... Annie
Rose Byrne ... Grace
Bobby Cannavale ... Guy
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Nash
David Zayas ... Lou
Cameron Diaz ... Hannigan
Zoe Margaret Colletti ... Tessie
Nicolette Pierini ... Mia
Eden Duncan-Smith ... Isabella
Amanda Troya ... Pepper
Dorian Missick ... Annie's "Dad"
Tracie Thoms ... Annie's "Mom"
Mike Birbiglia ... Social Services Inspector
Stephanie Kurtzuba ... Mrs. Kovacevic
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Storyline

The 1977 Broadway musical returns to the big screen with this Overbrook Entertainment/Sony Pictures production surrounding a 10-year-old Harlem foster child (played by Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhané Wallis) taken in by a calculating billionaire (Jamie Foxx) who's campaigning to be mayor. Abandoned by her biological parents as a baby, Annie (Wallis) spends every moment of every day attempting to avoid the wrath of her cruel foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). Thing start to look up for Annie, however, when she has a very public encounter with Will Stacks (Foxx), a local cell-phone mogul with mayoral ambitions. Stacks campaign isn't going too well until he meets Annie and invites her into his home at the suggestion of his trusted top assistant Grace (Rose Byrne) and his ambitious PR advisor Guy (Bobby Cannavale). Meanwhile, what was originally conceived as a PR stunt to win over skeptical voters becomes something much more personal when the jaded tycoon realizes his ...

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It's a Hard Knock Life See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annie - La felicità è contagiosa See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,861,939, 21 December 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$85,911,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$134,611,262
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Released on the same day as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). Both are new adaptations of their respective source materials. Annie (1982) was directed by John Huston, who also provided the voice of Gandalf in The Hobbit (1977). See more »

Goofs

Tessie's recorder makes the sound of a slide whistle. See more »

Quotes

Annie: I can't believe I'm here. I'm in a dress that feels like a cloud. I'm standing in the middle of a giant cinnamon roll.
[looking up at Guggenheim Museum]
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Crazy Credits

The first part of the credits feature the finale number as well as a number of outtakes. See more »

Connections

Version of Little Orphan Annie (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (2014 Film Version)
Original Music by Charles Strouse
Original Lyrics by Martin Charnin
2014 Music and Lyric by Greg Kurstin, Sia (as Sia Furler), and Will Gluck
Produced by Greg Kurstin
Performed by Sia
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Best Musical Reminder
4 January 2015 | by user-204-360864See all my reviews

I've read a lot of the negative reviews about Annie saying everything from it's a lot of music to not liking Cameron Diaz to not liking the ethnic Annie. I will say that I've seen the original Annie and all other versions and it does what all the others do...THEY SING A LOT! It is for goodness sakes...a musical! I would be very upset if I went to an opera where they talked! I like the additions and the things that they've added to the new Annie to make it match modern times. I also really enjoyed Cameron and Jamie Foxx's performances. They were good and refreshing. I loved the new Annie...not only was she cute as a button but her performance was great! Don't listen to critics...go see the new Annie.


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