Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje
has joined the cast of Sony Pictures' Annie
, a reimagining of the Broadway musical, which stars Quvenzhané Wallis
as the title characters.
Agbaje will play a character named Nash, who's described as the tough but lovable bodyguard and driver for Benjamin Stacks (the character played by Jamie Foxx - the Daddy Warbucks of the movie).
He's also a good friend to Annie.
Co-starring Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne, the film is currently filmming in New York City, under Will Gluck's direction, based on a script he revised, originally written by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna.
Will & Jada Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, in partnership with Jay-Z (who'll be working on the soundtrack) are producing.
The long-in-development remake of the Broadway musical will be released by Sony Pictures on December 19, 2014 (Sony moved the date up a week).
Up next for the busy Mr Agbaje, catch him in George Tillman Jr.'s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, in theaters on October 11, and then Thor: Dark World on November 8. Further out, he'll appear in Paul W.S. Anderson’s actioner Pompeii.