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First Trailer For 'Annie' Remake Starring Quvenzhané Wallis Arrives!

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by Tambay A. Obenson
March 5, 2014 6:59 PM
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As promised, here's the first trailer for the upcoming long-in-development remake/reimagining of the Broadway musical Annie, starring Quvenzhané Wallis as the title character, Jamie FoxxRose Byrne, and Cameron Diaz, which Sony Pictures has set for a December 192014 release.

Bobby CannavaleAdewale Akinnuoye AgbajeDorian Missick and Tracie Thoms round out the starring cast.

Filmed in New York City, under Will Gluck's direction, the project hails from Will & Jada Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, in partnership with Jay-Z (who's also working on the soundtrack). Gluck revised the script which was originally written by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna.

The film's first poster debuted yesterday, with promises of its first trailer debuting "tomorrow," Wednesday; well, it's "tomorrow," Wednesday, and the trailer has arrived.

Watch it below:

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10 Comments

  • Mike Crew | March 12, 2014 12:53 PMReply

    This is fantastic and I can't wait to see it. The Smiths did an amazing job of making this film into an reimaging starring a Beautiful Black Girl. I recommend everyone see this film come December 2014!!!!!

  • Mark and Darla | March 6, 2014 9:03 PMReply

    Glad i don't have any elementary school age children or grands to nag me come December 2014.

  • jonflores | March 6, 2014 6:52 PMReply

    The "Annie" trailer is trending news on facebook, but only has 7 comments here (now 8 counting mine). I thought there would be more chatter on S&A about this. I can't wait to see Quvenzhane in this role!

  • Alias | March 6, 2014 4:41 PMReply

    I saw some previews/trailer for this on ET last night and it looks great!
    Black parents, in particular, but all parents in general should run to the theater
    opening weekend to take their children. Miss Wallis certainly has more talent
    and re-interprets the role in a more refreshing and uplifting manner than Willow
    Smith would have. ... Great recasting!!!

  • J | March 6, 2014 4:00 PMReply

    I don't like musicals and I wasn't interested in seeing this when it was first mentioned last year, but I've changed my mind. It seems like it's going to be better than I thought. Besides, I'm definitely here for a talented black girl with natural hair as the lead. How could I not put my money behind such a rarity?

  • Shanae | March 6, 2014 7:48 AMReply

    I actually saw the first looks at this film and thought it would be pretty bad. It seems like it will be kinda interesting...I don't know about Cameron Diaz though. It's the perfect Christmas kiddie movie. I don't see what all the negativity is about.

    It's not like Annie is the best story ever created.

  • Lyn571 | March 5, 2014 10:33 PMReply

    This new up-to-date version of "Annie" maybe lack-luster with the film critics and Playlist commentators, but after showing the trailer to my young daughters they give it a thumbs up.
    As mother that's all what matters.
    Three thumbs up for "Annie" in this household.

  • Refn270 | March 5, 2014 9:02 PMReply

    Never in my entire life have I wanted to un-see something so bad.

  • sarah232 | March 5, 2014 8:35 PMReply

    The Game Plan looked better than this. Such a shame, especially with a solid cast.

  • slb | March 5, 2014 7:37 PMReply

    Doesn't look as bad as I expected. I hope it does well.

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