I have another mild confession to make….It’s about Annie. Are you ready? Mkay…. I detested the old Annie movies as a kid. Very much so. I have no fond memories of Annie antics. What I saw of one in particular came off as quite obnoxious and a tiny bit rude. So, I believe an Annie remake is warranted! And to have a good remake, Annie, herself, must be right. Cutie pie Quvenzhané seems a delightful fit! Phew. 😅
Release date: December 19, 2014
Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s 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 they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything’s 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 he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.