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Jamie Foxx Will Be Daddy Warbucks Variation Opposite Quvenzhane Wallis in 'Annie'

Shadow and Act By Natasha Greeves | Shadow and Act April 29, 2013 at 4:13PM

Jamie Foxx Will Be Daddy Warbucks Variation Opposite Quvenzhane Wallis in 'Annie'
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Jamie Foxx is reportedly in negotiations to star opposite Quvenzhane Wallis in the Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and James Lassiter-produced Annie musical film adaptation, which Jay-Z is scoring.

As of our last post on the project, the rumor was that Justin Timberlake was in consideration for the role of Daddy Warbucks, which was later dismissed by Sony Pictures.

Jamie Foxx is instead in talks to play, not Daddy Warbucks, but a variation of the character named Benjamin Stacks.

Will Gluck is directing the project, based on a script he revised, originally written by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna.

As we previously noted, in the original Annie story, Daddy Warbucks is supposed to be an older gentleman; someone in his 50s, who also happens to be filthy rich, and is bald.

Obviously the film's producers are taking some creative liberties with the story, and aren't married to the source material, starting with the character's name change.

Although we weren't expecting the Daddy Warbucks character would be played by a black actor, so this is a bit of a surprise.

In past film adaptations of Annie, Warbucks has been played by the likes of Albert Finney and Victor Garber.

The long-in-development remake of the Broadway musical will be released by Sony Pictures on December 25, 2014.

Up next for Foxx, who suddenly seems busier as an actor than usual, coming off his starring role in the international hit Django Unchained, is playing the president in Roland Emmerich's tentpole, White House Down, which opens June 28, and he'll be playing the villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, out next summer.

This article is related to: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis


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