There has been a lot of talk about the Annie remake for the past few years now, as the movie initially struggled to get off the ground. One of the biggest problems was casting the lead role of Annie, which first went to Willow Smith before she decided to leave the project. The role was then given to Quvenzhane Wallis and production finally got underway. The remake will open towards the end of the year and the new Annie trailer has now been released.
If you are not very familiar with the Annie story (where have you been?), the movie centres on a wealthy businessman Benjamin Stacks who comes to the aid of a young girl living in an orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan
As well as starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis, the rest of the impressive Annie cast includes some big name stars including the likes of Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Bobby Cannavale, David Zayas, Tracie Thoms, Stephanie Kurtzuba and Dorian Missick. The Annie remake is directed by Will Gluck, who also had a hand in the writing of the screenplay, as well as serving as a producer.
The Annie remake will open on December 19 in the US, before then hitting the big screen in the UK on February 6, 2015. We still have quite a long time to wait before the Annie release and we will no doubt get plenty more promotional material over the coming months. For now though, why not take a minute or so to take a look at Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx and co. in the new Annie trailer below, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom.