Remember teen-i-am's blog posting dated 11/02/2013 choice pick for the next Annie.....should be Quvenzhane Wallis......well we were right, she got the role!!!!
“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," said Sony's President of Production Hannah Minghella. "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.”
Will Smith's daughter Willow was originally meant to play the role, but as she's now approaching her 13th birthday, she has outgrown the part.
Wallis, 9, will be led in the remake by Will Gluck, who signed on to the directing role last month.
Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, are producing the film through their Overbrook Entertainment along with Jay-Z's Marcy Media. Director Gluck is currently reworking the film's script. The "Annie" remake is shooting for release during the holiday season in 2014.