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2:32 pm - 02/24/2013

Quvenzhane is Annie




Quvenzhané Wallis, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," will star in the title role of a new film production of the musical "Annie" for Overbrook Entertainment, Marcy Media, director Will Gluck and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The announcement was made Sunday by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of production for the studio.

"Annie" will be released during the winter holiday season in 2014. The film is being directed by Gluck and produced by James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith through Overbrook Entertainment, and by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith through Marcy Media.

Gluck is currently revising the film’s screenplay, which was written by Emma Thompson and rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the musical stage play “Annie.”

The film is being overseen at the studio by Andrea Giannetti and Devon Franklin.

"With the recent Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim, Quvenzhané Wallis is a true star and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star," Minghella said. "She is an extraordinary young talent with an amazing range, not only as an actress but as a singer and dancer, and we can’t wait for audiences to further discover her.”

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Future two time oscar nominee really needs her own tag. Thanks for the new tag mods! <3
antoniascarlett 24th-Feb-2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
Can she sing and dance tho?
ms_mmelissa 24th-Feb-2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
No, Sony hired to be the lead in a musical even though she can do neither of these things.
antoniascarlett 24th-Feb-2013 07:38 pm (UTC)
I was trying to edit my comment to correct this question...

ms_mmelissa 24th-Feb-2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
LOL

Sorry. :(
jonze_spike 24th-Feb-2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
as if that's unheard of
skippity_doo 24th-Feb-2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
Please, did you see Russell Crowe barking his way through in Les Mis?
dacrayzblaze1 25th-Feb-2013 05:20 am (UTC)
Oh God. When he came on during the oscars... I died a bit on the inside.
the_landlady 24th-Feb-2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
"She is an extraordinary young talent with an amazing range, not only as an actress but as a singer and dancer, and we can’t wait for audiences to further discover her.”
nicolaroberts 24th-Feb-2013 07:45 pm (UTC)
junemeaugust 24th-Feb-2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
LOL @ their faces when she starts
hera_bearrra 24th-Feb-2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
OMG
sketchinglife 24th-Feb-2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
damn she's so good!
_xxtom 24th-Feb-2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
can you read?
empirebird 24th-Feb-2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
she can sing and dance and is probably lactose intolerant so...
wheeler 25th-Feb-2013 05:45 am (UTC)
Loving all the people jumping on you for daring to question a press release.
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