Thursday, June 27, 2013

The New 'Annie': An Open Thread

Let's open the floor for discussion, shall we?  I am genuinely curious about what everyone thinks of the Jay-Z/Will Smith produced remake of Annie.  It was announced today that Cameron Diaz will be taking on the role of Miss Hannigan.  Sandra Bullock was long rumored to join the cast, but it looks like Diaz swooped in and grabbed the part.

Quvenzhane Wallis (you know, that adorable girl and Oscar nominee from last year's Beasts of the Southern Wild) is the title character while Jamie Foxx is playing Benjamin Stacks (is that the Daddy Warbucks character?).  The film is being directed by Will Gluck who previously directed Friends with Benefits and Easy A.

So, what's everyone thinking?  Are you excited for a remake of Annie to hit screens next year?  Are you scratching your head as to why they are even attempting this?  I was on board until I heard about Diaz, but that's just because I have only truly liked her in a handful of movies.  I didn't know why Bullock was being considered, but I liked the idea of her as Miss Hannigan when I heard that Diaz was cast. 

Sound off people! 

1 comment:

  1. blah... I never like annie and I don't care to see a new version... and I hate that freakin song!!