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Cameron Diaz Takes 'Annie' Remake Role Instead of Sandra Bullock

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June 27, 2013

Cameron Diaz

Though The Blind Side star Sandra Bullock circled back to a pivotal role in Will Gluck's remake of Annie after initially turning the project down, a deal could not be struck a second time around. Now Columbia Pictures has closed a deal for Cameron Diaz to take the role in the new take on the classical musical which features Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and Jamie Foxx as a character named Benjamin Stacks, a New York City mayoral candidate that's essentially a new variation on the Daddy Warbucks character. For those just joining us, details on Diaz's character can be found below.

Deadline reports Diaz will be playing Miss Hannigan, the overbearing mean woman who runs the orphanage where Annie and her friends live. Carol Burnett filled those shoes in the 1982 film, and while Diaz's dramatic efforts haven't been as impressive as Bullock's, her comedic talents are quite strong. This shouldn't be too difficult of a role for Diaz, as it's not too far removed from her role as a rude, crude teacher in the aptly titled Bad Teacher, which Columbia Pictures had decided to follow-up with a sequel. Thoughts?

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  • DAVIDPD
    Still could be good. Diaz's face has not held up well.
  • Brian Sleider
    Diaz can only perform the "ditzy girl" role. It does not look like this role falls in into that category. I call fail.
    • MattPeloquin
      That is exactly what this role is, a ditzy girl who's extremely mean and selfish.
      • Brian Sleider
        Miss Hannigan is no where described as "Ditzy" she is mean and hateful.
    • MattPeloquin
      She was played as extremely dumb and gullible in the two Annie plays I've seen. Anyone else have an opinion? It may just have been those particular actors take on the character.
      • Emma
        Lily (Rooster's girlfriend) was usually the ditzy one. Miss Hannigan was the malicious orphanage matron.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    She's a bit old to play Annie.
  • John
    fuck this movie
  • Chris627
    This looks great!
  • Sandra
    I wouldn't be too quick to judge, this was probably the role she was look for a chance to shine and show her real talent..Personally i think she has been typecast in most of her movies and this why alot of people can't see her playing the role very well.

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