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Mar. 4, 2014by: Niki Stephens

Anyone interested in this new ANNIE adaptation?

Im not exactly surprised that it was brought to the table to update. Its something that fans of film and theater are familiar with. Geez, most kids these days actually know the song Tomorrow without even having seen the film. Though Im not a massive fan of musicals, I do like some of the actors that will be starring in the project like Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, and Bobby Cannavale. Director Will Gluck also did a great job with EASY A. So theres definitely a few pros here. Jay-Z?

The first teaser poster for the film as well as a new synopsis have made it online. Theres not much to say about the poster since it is a teaser but the synopsis on the other hand...its just kind of corny in that made for kids sort of way.

If you're curious about this musical update, the trailer will hit tomorrow.

Check the poster and synopsis out below.

Synopsis:

A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures comedy, Annie. Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter, Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, and Shawn JAY Z Carter, Laurence Jay Brown, and Tyran Ty Ty Smith with a modern telling that captures the magic of the classic characters and original show that won seven Tony Awards. Celia Costas serves as Executive Producer. The screenplay is by Will Gluck and 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, and Tribune Media Services, Inc.

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhan Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid whos also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that theyd be back for her someday, its been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everythings about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes hes her guardian angel, but Annies self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean its the other way around.

ANNIE hits theaters on December 19, 2014.

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12:22AM on 03/06/2014

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I am glad I have boys who hate musicals as much as I did growing up. But I do like Jamie Foxx, thought he has played some great roles loved him in Jarhead. To hate a movie cause they changed the characters around and altered skin color I cannot agree with. But some of the arguments are just trivial, I don't think anyone was up in arms when the Wiz came out so why now? Movies are supposed to be the break from the real world drama not encompass it.
I am glad I have boys who hate musicals as much as I did growing up. But I do like Jamie Foxx, thought he has played some great roles loved him in Jarhead. To hate a movie cause they changed the characters around and altered skin color I cannot agree with. But some of the arguments are just trivial, I don't think anyone was up in arms when the Wiz came out so why now? Movies are supposed to be the break from the real world drama not encompass it.
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5:15PM on 03/05/2014

They should remake Shaft with Matt Damon

because fuck it why not???
because fuck it why not???
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2:55PM on 03/05/2014
Saul Alinski would love this film.
Saul Alinski would love this film.
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5:08PM on 03/05/2014
so would your little sister
so would your little sister
6:53PM on 03/05/2014
Not sure what that means, but I don't have a little sister.
Not sure what that means, but I don't have a little sister.
8:50AM on 03/06/2014
you don't understand that this film is aimed at young girls... yet you want to drop an obscure reference to Saul Alinski and you expect everyone to "get it"?
you don't understand that this film is aimed at young girls... yet you want to drop an obscure reference to Saul Alinski and you expect everyone to "get it"?
2:19PM on 03/05/2014

This is Hollywood's new trick.

Basically instead of making an original movie out of one of the millions of great unused scripts floating around out there, Hollywood is rebooting older material with and "updated" look. Updated, which basically mean they are going out of their way to cast actors who are against type because a little ginger girl wouldn't possibly play out to today's audience. Also, if you don't like this new direction you are branded a racist. At least this new Annie's hair is still curly.
Basically instead of making an original movie out of one of the millions of great unused scripts floating around out there, Hollywood is rebooting older material with and "updated" look. Updated, which basically mean they are going out of their way to cast actors who are against type because a little ginger girl wouldn't possibly play out to today's audience. Also, if you don't like this new direction you are branded a racist. At least this new Annie's hair is still curly.
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10:39AM on 03/06/2014
Completely agree.
Completely agree.
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1:00PM on 03/05/2014
Im surprised Will Smith didn't dress Jaden up as a girl and try to cast him as the main role.

' My dress is red, I think it could be bad but I kinda like it'
Im surprised Will Smith didn't dress Jaden up as a girl and try to cast him as the main role.

' My dress is red, I think it could be bad but I kinda like it'
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11:45AM on 03/05/2014

Black Annie. That is what this movie will be forever known as.

It will be about as popular as the Honeymooners. Is this set in the present time? I hope so, or else this movie will be about the cops arresting Jamie Fox for his skin color.

I just don't see the need to have an Annie remake. There is a new remake on tv every other year it seems and they don't do well. Is it going to be all remixed music with shitty rap songs?
It will be about as popular as the Honeymooners. Is this set in the present time? I hope so, or else this movie will be about the cops arresting Jamie Fox for his skin color.

I just don't see the need to have an Annie remake. There is a new remake on tv every other year it seems and they don't do well. Is it going to be all remixed music with shitty rap songs?
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10:38AM on 03/06/2014
Probably.........
Probably.........
11:43AM on 03/05/2014

I really liked EASY A

so I'll give this a neutral rating for now. Like or dislike Jamie Foxx, he's pretty solid with his role choices (DJANGO UNCHAINED, anyone?) and I like his take on Electro so I'll wait to see how the reviews pan out.
so I'll give this a neutral rating for now. Like or dislike Jamie Foxx, he's pretty solid with his role choices (DJANGO UNCHAINED, anyone?) and I like his take on Electro so I'll wait to see how the reviews pan out.
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10:49AM on 03/05/2014
It isn't racist to ask why people can't come up with their own ideas instead of making a black version of Annie. A similar story featuring an all black cast with a different title would be fine but it seems odd and pointless. Ok let's have a white actor play Blade! Let's have an Asian actor play Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic AND play him as hetero...and don't you dare question it or you're racist.
It isn't racist to ask why people can't come up with their own ideas instead of making a black version of Annie. A similar story featuring an all black cast with a different title would be fine but it seems odd and pointless. Ok let's have a white actor play Blade! Let's have an Asian actor play Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic AND play him as hetero...and don't you dare question it or you're racist.
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11:08AM on 03/05/2014
their own ideas? Who is "they"? Oh where to start with you....
It's not a "Black version" with an "All Black cast". Two of the characters are Black, the rest aren't.
And is Annie just "White"? Or is she Irish? Polish? Where do you race-obsessed folks draw the line?
Is Sasha Baron Cohen ethnically correct to play Freddy Mercury? He was the front runner at one point and they are from totally different ethnic backgrounds. Or is it okay because his skin is close to the same color?

Just
their own ideas? Who is "they"? Oh where to start with you....
It's not a "Black version" with an "All Black cast". Two of the characters are Black, the rest aren't.
And is Annie just "White"? Or is she Irish? Polish? Where do you race-obsessed folks draw the line?
Is Sasha Baron Cohen ethnically correct to play Freddy Mercury? He was the front runner at one point and they are from totally different ethnic backgrounds. Or is it okay because his skin is close to the same color?

Just wondering where your line is. It's not so black and white.
2:27PM on 03/05/2014
Hunglowman. Annie is based off Little Orphan Annie from the 1930's. She has always been depicted as white with curly red hair. People are going to be upset when someone who doesn't fit the description of the character they have loved for decades. It's not racism. It's called an appreciation for authenticity. For example, I would totally shit on the new Star Wars movie if Lando Calrissian (who was played by Billy Dee Williams), is rewritten as a white man. What if Will Smith was cast as the new
Hunglowman. Annie is based off Little Orphan Annie from the 1930's. She has always been depicted as white with curly red hair. People are going to be upset when someone who doesn't fit the description of the character they have loved for decades. It's not racism. It's called an appreciation for authenticity. For example, I would totally shit on the new Star Wars movie if Lando Calrissian (who was played by Billy Dee Williams), is rewritten as a white man. What if Will Smith was cast as the new Batman instead of Ben Affleck?? Most people would shit on it for obvious reasons, and you would point your finger at them and play the race card.
4:22PM on 03/05/2014
"the race card" ha ha. Another 90's term just like "politcal correctness". don't you guys realize that hollywood does heavy market research before greenlighting something? They didn't change her color to piss you off or to be cool. they did it because it will make money.

I am pointing my finger because when i see ignorance i like to point at it.

Obviously Annie is from the 30's... but what is she? Just white? Jewish? Can ANY white person play her as long as they aren't asian, black,
"the race card" ha ha. Another 90's term just like "politcal correctness". don't you guys realize that hollywood does heavy market research before greenlighting something? They didn't change her color to piss you off or to be cool. they did it because it will make money.

I am pointing my finger because when i see ignorance i like to point at it.

Obviously Annie is from the 30's... but what is she? Just white? Jewish? Can ANY white person play her as long as they aren't asian, black, hispanic, etc? You guys are super specific and super general at the same time.

The bottom line is that this is aimed at very young girls and this is what they want to see. They will not know this as "Black Annie" because they have no context for the old little girl musical you hold so dear... they will only know this as Annie. Ultimately I dont have to point out anything... evolution is making your viewpoint disapear anyway. back to the 30's where you belong.
5:13PM on 03/05/2014
Yeah basically any white actor who can pull off a ginger look should be considered for this role. Hollywood does heavy market research my ass! This movie will bomb and will be remembered along the lines of The Wiz. You'll see. By the way you can see clips of it on youtube, and from the little they show you can tell it's going to be terrible.
Yeah basically any white actor who can pull off a ginger look should be considered for this role. Hollywood does heavy market research my ass! This movie will bomb and will be remembered along the lines of The Wiz. You'll see. By the way you can see clips of it on youtube, and from the little they show you can tell it's going to be terrible.
1:18PM on 03/06/2014
the Wiz was a hit.
"this is going to be terrible"? Were you planning on seeing this little girl musical? Am i arguing with a little girl because that would make me feel bad.

Amy white girl with red hair? okay, so for you it's just black and white...and you know ZERO about the film industry if you think market research isnt done to determine a film's viability. You're probably one of the uninformed who think remakes and reboots exist because "Hollywood has run out of ideas". Please learn
the Wiz was a hit.
"this is going to be terrible"? Were you planning on seeing this little girl musical? Am i arguing with a little girl because that would make me feel bad.

Amy white girl with red hair? okay, so for you it's just black and white...and you know ZERO about the film industry if you think market research isnt done to determine a film's viability. You're probably one of the uninformed who think remakes and reboots exist because "Hollywood has run out of ideas". Please learn about film before speaking on it and sounding (more) ignorant.
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3:05AM on 03/05/2014
I was just having a convo 2 days ago about how Jamie Foxx's esentric personality is what has stopped him from becoming the most famous black actor in the history of film...
Then I said he should do a movie with Scorses then there was an awkward pause and we were both thinking the same thing, when has there ever been a black person in a Scorese film? Bringing out the Dead??

Never the less Jamie is a control freak, listen to his radio show if you want to understand what I mean more. I'd love
I was just having a convo 2 days ago about how Jamie Foxx's esentric personality is what has stopped him from becoming the most famous black actor in the history of film...
Then I said he should do a movie with Scorses then there was an awkward pause and we were both thinking the same thing, when has there ever been a black person in a Scorese film? Bringing out the Dead??

Never the less Jamie is a control freak, listen to his radio show if you want to understand what I mean more. I'd love to see him work with Mann again and maybe someone like Paul Thomas or David O'Russell, not the guy whos claim to fame is Easy A+, good movie but remember Foxx is a best actor winner, not really the talent he should be involving himself with.
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1:24PM on 03/05/2014
here's an awkward pause for you...
When has Chris Nolan featured a black person who wasn't Lucious Fox (any other black characters typically are in Dark Knight and ypically die quicky)
When have Tim Burton or Peter Jackson featured Black people who weren't apes or natives with bones thru their noses?
When has PT Anderson had any black people outside of Don Cheadle in Boogie Nights?
And Wes Anderson? Well he did have Danny Glover in a film for a split second.


here's an awkward pause for you...
When has Chris Nolan featured a black person who wasn't Lucious Fox (any other black characters typically are in Dark Knight and ypically die quicky)
When have Tim Burton or Peter Jackson featured Black people who weren't apes or natives with bones thru their noses?
When has PT Anderson had any black people outside of Don Cheadle in Boogie Nights?
And Wes Anderson? Well he did have Danny Glover in a film for a split second.


2:29PM on 03/05/2014
What are you saying? Because Tim Burton and Peter Jackson have made movies with predominantly white casts, they are racist?
What are you saying? Because Tim Burton and Peter Jackson have made movies with predominantly white casts, they are racist?
4:24PM on 03/05/2014
who said anything about racist? DareDevil didn't call Marty racist and i didnt call anyone racist. stop being so knee-jerk. go back to just being Jerk.
who said anything about racist? DareDevil didn't call Marty racist and i didnt call anyone racist. stop being so knee-jerk. go back to just being Jerk.
8:00AM on 03/06/2014
Martin Scorsese does have black actors in his films. Samuel L. Jackson was in Goodfellas. for a brief moment but he was in it.
Martin Scorsese does have black actors in his films. Samuel L. Jackson was in Goodfellas. for a brief moment but he was in it.
11:27PM on 03/06/2014
Hunglowman the difference between those directors you listed and Scorese (other than hes been making films x3 decades longer) is the majority of Marty's films are crime films.

That changes everything.
Hunglowman the difference between those directors you listed and Scorese (other than hes been making films x3 decades longer) is the majority of Marty's films are crime films.

That changes everything.
2:51AM on 03/05/2014

I'd rather be in the middle of a human centipede than watch this.

I hate musicals. I wouldn't even watch the original.
I hate musicals. I wouldn't even watch the original.
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1:46AM on 03/05/2014

Will Be Good

Youre all racists...
Youre all racists...
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5:49AM on 03/05/2014
The gingers had one mascot and now Hollywood has taken that from them. Hollywood is racist towards gingers
The gingers had one mascot and now Hollywood has taken that from them. Hollywood is racist towards gingers
6:57AM on 03/05/2014
Go back to your Frankfurt School of Marxism. No one is buying that arguement anymore. You use a word to invoke fear into the people you are arguing with.
Go back to your Frankfurt School of Marxism. No one is buying that arguement anymore. You use a word to invoke fear into the people you are arguing with.
8:19AM on 03/05/2014
I really Hope you're joking...The ONLY thing I'm "racist" against is Useless Remakes LIKE THIS.
I really Hope you're joking...The ONLY thing I'm "racist" against is Useless Remakes LIKE THIS.
2:00PM on 03/05/2014
nope. my favorite Star Wars character is Lando........so there.
nope. my favorite Star Wars character is Lando........so there.
2:48PM on 03/05/2014
Rules for radicals, anyone?
Rules for radicals, anyone?
10:36AM on 03/06/2014
I sincerely hope you're not serious.
I sincerely hope you're not serious.
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1:18AM on 03/05/2014

How original.

Seriously. What the hell?
Seriously. What the hell?
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1:12AM on 03/05/2014

This looks sooo bad

So I was lucky (or unlucky) enough to witness the first trailer for this flaming turd of a film. There are 3 things WRONG with this film. 1st is the tone. It goes off from the classic family musical to a straight to video 'Tooth Fairy 3' vibe. It doesn't scream MUSICAL at all. The 2nd is the acting. You've got an oscar winner (Jamie Fox) and an oscar nominee (Beasts of the Southern Wild girl) and they both look like they're pulling something out of a bad high school version. Remember how
So I was lucky (or unlucky) enough to witness the first trailer for this flaming turd of a film. There are 3 things WRONG with this film. 1st is the tone. It goes off from the classic family musical to a straight to video 'Tooth Fairy 3' vibe. It doesn't scream MUSICAL at all. The 2nd is the acting. You've got an oscar winner (Jamie Fox) and an oscar nominee (Beasts of the Southern Wild girl) and they both look like they're pulling something out of a bad high school version. Remember how bad Jamie Fox was in Valentines Day....yep...that bad. And 3rd... Cameron Diaz. It shows her right from the start as the evil (or dimwitted) Miss Hannigan. And man, has she become one of the worst actresses in hollywood. Her version of Hannigan is compared to a PG version of herself in Bad Teacher, which I hated. I honestly don't know how the director of Easy A is crapping this one out in the gutter. But you know what... it'll make money because it's released in December.
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11:10AM on 03/05/2014
this comment would matter if you were an 8 year old girl.
Instead of just sounding like one.
this comment would matter if you were an 8 year old girl.
Instead of just sounding like one.
12:17AM on 03/05/2014
Nope.
Nope.
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11:40PM on 03/04/2014
Sleeping with the Enemy's poster should have been "it's a hard-knock wife".
Sleeping with the Enemy's poster should have been "it's a hard-knock wife".
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10:02AM on 03/05/2014
HA!
HA!
10:52PM on 03/04/2014
Pass
Pass
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10:17PM on 03/04/2014

pandering at its best...

johnny storm will be proud.
johnny storm will be proud.
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10:02PM on 03/04/2014
"Yeah alright, I'll see you guys there" *blows raspberry*
"Yeah alright, I'll see you guys there" *blows raspberry*
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9:29PM on 03/04/2014
Thats the poster??? Also produced by Will Smith and his wife? Pass!
Thats the poster??? Also produced by Will Smith and his wife? Pass!
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