Production has begun in New York on Overbrook Entertainment and Marcy Media's remake of the Broadway musical "Annie".
Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") stars as the young orphan, Jamie Foxx plays Benjamin Stacks (this film's variation of Daddy Warbucks), and Cameron Diaz is Miss Hannigan, the cruel woman who runs the orphanage where Annie lives before being adopted.
Also onboard are Rose Byrne as Grace, Bobby Cannavale as Guy, Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje as Nash, Amanda Troya as Pepper, Eden Duncan Smith as Isabella, Nicolette Pierini as Mia, and Zoe Colletti as Tessie.
Will Gluck ("Easy A") helms the project, while Shaun ‘Jay-Z' Carter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are producing the film which will have a contemporary setting.
The film has also been moved up a few days and will now open on December 19th 2014.
Source: PR Newswire