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Check out the first photo of Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie

Dec. 4, 2013by: Alex Maidy

The above image represents a first look at Cameron Diaz, Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, and Rose Byrne in the upcoming remake of ANNIE directed by Will Gluck. The image comes from the recent New York City shoot of the updated version of the song "Tomorrow" which fans of the musical or the classic film version are familiar with.

In the new film, Jamie Foxx plays Benjamin Stacks instead of Daddy Warbucks. Stacks is running for mayor and becomes the unwilling guardian to little orphan Annie. Eventually, they come to love each other after hilarity and musical numbers ensue. This version will take a contemporary look at the story but still seems to be hitting all of the same beats as the original. Rose Byrne appears to be playing the part of Warbucks/Stacks' secretary and eventual love interest, previously played by Ann Reinking in the 1982 version. Bobby Cannavale has recently joined the cast as a political advisor to Stacks, so stay tuned for the cast to grow.

ANNIE is slated to hit theaters on December 19th, 2014. Check out a behind the scenes look at the filming of "Tomorrow" below.

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5:30PM on 12/05/2013

as an African American lover of film I find myself saying...

Say what?!?
Say what?!?
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12:50AM on 12/05/2013

why all the hate?

So far i've seen nothing to make me hate this production. I like the cast, the director, even the fact Jay-Z is updating the music. I like the musical enough, it might not warrant another remake but the source isn't exactly too sacred to be done again.

I just think people inherently hate musicals. I'm willing to wait until i see it before i shun it.
So far i've seen nothing to make me hate this production. I like the cast, the director, even the fact Jay-Z is updating the music. I like the musical enough, it might not warrant another remake but the source isn't exactly too sacred to be done again.

I just think people inherently hate musicals. I'm willing to wait until i see it before i shun it.
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9:11AM on 12/05/2013
Never had a problem with musicals, a fan of several. Dont see them updating Oliver Twist
Never had a problem with musicals, a fan of several. Dont see them updating Oliver Twist
10:50AM on 12/05/2013
I love musicals. I would really want a film adaptation of Wicked to get off the ground. Jay-Z updating the music just doesn't instil a lot of confidence (granted, I'm not a fan of his music to begin with) and honestly speaking, Annie doesn't feel like it needs a contemporary update.
I love musicals. I would really want a film adaptation of Wicked to get off the ground. Jay-Z updating the music just doesn't instil a lot of confidence (granted, I'm not a fan of his music to begin with) and honestly speaking, Annie doesn't feel like it needs a contemporary update.
2:39PM on 12/05/2013
They did update Oliver Twist, a few years back, it was called "August Rush" (i;d also accept Oliver and Company)

i would love to see a Wicked adaptation also, i dont know why Universal is dragging their feet. It one of those things where "Annie" is not the musical i'd wanna see done again first, but it's not inherently a bad idea.
We also have "Jersey Boys" (dir Clint Eastwood) and "Into The Woods" (Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep) are also next year

Jay Z did a fine enough job on "The
They did update Oliver Twist, a few years back, it was called "August Rush" (i;d also accept Oliver and Company)

i would love to see a Wicked adaptation also, i dont know why Universal is dragging their feet. It one of those things where "Annie" is not the musical i'd wanna see done again first, but it's not inherently a bad idea.
We also have "Jersey Boys" (dir Clint Eastwood) and "Into The Woods" (Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep) are also next year

Jay Z did a fine enough job on "The Great Gatsby", i know a lot of people who loved that soundtrack.
8:45PM on 12/04/2013
This looks bad.
This looks bad.
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8:29PM on 12/04/2013
Oh for the love of....PASS
Oh for the love of....PASS
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8:09PM on 12/04/2013

At least it's not Will Smith's kid in the movie

Only way they could make this crap worse.
Only way they could make this crap worse.
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8:09PM on 12/04/2013
What happend to Cameron Diaz?
What happend to Cameron Diaz?
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7:43PM on 12/04/2013
Sure is a pity Spider-Man didn't swing by to stop Electro and halt production since they were in the middle of New York.
Sure is a pity Spider-Man didn't swing by to stop Electro and halt production since they were in the middle of New York.
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7:26PM on 12/04/2013
What...the...fuck?
What...the...fuck?
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6:57PM on 12/04/2013
Who are they going to cast as Punjab?
Who are they going to cast as Punjab?
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11:12PM on 12/04/2013
Jonah Hill?
Jonah Hill?
6:09PM on 12/04/2013

C'mon Hollywood

Cameron Diaz singing.
Cameron Diaz singing.
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6:06PM on 12/04/2013
I don't even know where to begin. Therefore I've decided to hit the little red X in the corner of my screen and pretend I didn't see this.
I don't even know where to begin. Therefore I've decided to hit the little red X in the corner of my screen and pretend I didn't see this.
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5:41PM on 12/04/2013

Really?

" This version will take a contemporary look at the story but still seems to be hitting all of the same beats as the original."

Other than the fact that they're completely changing the setting, completely changing the plot, completely changing the characters, and writing almost all new "contemporary" songs, it's exactly the same show, right? Right?
" This version will take a contemporary look at the story but still seems to be hitting all of the same beats as the original."

Other than the fact that they're completely changing the setting, completely changing the plot, completely changing the characters, and writing almost all new "contemporary" songs, it's exactly the same show, right? Right?
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5:24PM on 12/04/2013
Benjamin Stacks.... Oh like stacks of Benjamin's.... Like lots of cash haha I get it! Jesus really Hollywood? This is the crap you waste money on making?
Benjamin Stacks.... Oh like stacks of Benjamin's.... Like lots of cash haha I get it! Jesus really Hollywood? This is the crap you waste money on making?
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