Jamie Foxx On His 'Annie' Character - Cell Phone Mogul Running For Mayor, Basing Him On Diddy

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by Tambay A. Obenson
October 29, 2013 10:38 AM
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Sony Pictures' Annie, the long-in-development remake/reimagining of the Broadway musical, which stars Quvenzhané Wallis as the title character, is set for a December 192014 premiere.

Joining Ms Wallis in the film's cast are Jamie FoxxCameron DiazBobby CannavaleAdewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, Rose ByrneDorian Missick and Tracie Thoms.

In terms of key roles, Foxx plays the Daddy Warbucks character from the original, but will instead be called Will Stacks.

In the interview below with Katie Couric, Foxx shares a little more info on the character he plays, stating that he's a cellular phone mogul, who's campaigning to be Mayor, and that the real-life personality he's mirroring in coming up with his character's persona, is none other than Sean "Diddy" Combs.

As of our last post on the project, the film was filming 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.

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  • KW | October 30, 2013 10:42 AMReply

    No, no, no. Will & Jada shouldn't have been allowed to 'black-wash' this classic. I'm Black and all for our advancement but nah, Annie was fine as it was with the little red-headed girl and a fat, bald Daddy Warbucks. It didn't need an injection of 'hip'.

    If anybody touches Sound of Music I'll scream.

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