The Big Apple Gets Musical in New UK Trailer for Remake of 'Annie'
by Ethan Anderton
August 20, 2014
In case you forgot, there's still a remake of the classical musical Annie coming this winter, just before families get together for Christmas. This time it's breakout Beasts of the Southern Wild actress Quvenzhané Wallis taking the titular lead as an orphan who gets upgraded to the big time when New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her under his wing in a mutually beneficial relationship used to boost his approval ratings and give Annie an upscale home for awhile. But of course, they end up finding a unique bond, and Stacks ends up wanting to have a more permanent place in her life. This latest trailer from the United Kingdom goes into full-on musical mode in the Big Apple. Watch now!
Here's the new UK trailer for Will Gluck's new musical remake of Annie from Sony Pictures UK:
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 modern spin on the classic musical, the film follows Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis), a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way in NYC in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back, it’s been a hard knock life living under mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything’s about to change when New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) makes a thinly-veiled campaign move to take her in. Sony Pictures has slated the musical remake for release December 19th. Anyone like it?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
Xerxexx on Aug 20, 2014
Well as a girl who grew up watching Annie religiously (I had hair like her, freckles like her and felt I didn't belong) I can honestly say I will happily watch this. Just hearing the song makes me want to cry and the mere mention of them finding her parents shoots fear through my body. Apparently I shouldn't have watched it as much as I did WAY back then. PS: I even wore her locket...
Bree on Aug 20, 2014
Nope. Nope nope nope. And i say that as a BIG fan of musicals, and Annie. African-American cast: fine. Updated setting: eh, okay. But changing the characters NAMES? Changing the character of Miss Hannigan enough that Diaz doesn't even need to TRY to look disheveled? (oh, sorry, is that supposed to be disheveled?) Pass.
Ted Campbell on Aug 22, 2014
Foxx and Co. are really dialing it in for this one. Sad really.
DAVIDPD on Aug 23, 2014
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