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Quvenzhané Wallis Up for Will Gluck's Annie

Source:   EW
February 8, 2013


Nominated for an Academy Award for her role in last year's Beasts of the Southern Wild, nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis is said to now be up for the leading role in Will Gluck's Annie, EW reports.

Based on a daily comic strip that debuted in 1924, "Little Orphan Annie" told the story of a little girl who, after escaping from an orphanage, is taken in by a rich Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks.

The comic strip, originally created by Harold Gray, continued long after the author's death, ceasing publication only recently (The final strip ran in June of last year and featured a shockingly dark cliffhanger finale for those only familiar with the stage version of the character).

Better known as a Broadway show, the strip was adapted in 1977 as Annie and is famous for musical numbers that include "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard-Knock Life" (sampled by Jay-Z on "Hard Knock Life," his third album, the title inspired by the original song).

The show was adapted for the screen twice, including a 1982 John Huston version and a 1999 made-for-TV Disney movie.

The new film version will be produced by James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith through their Overbrook Entertainment banner, and by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith through Marcy Media. Gluck will revise the film’s screenplay, which was written by Emma Thompson and rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna based on the musical stage play “Annie,” book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and on “Little Orphan Annie.” The film will be set in the modern day.

The studio is anticipating a late fall start and is eyeing a 2014 release date.

(Photo Credit: FayesVision / WENN.com)


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