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Watch: First Trailer For Musical 'Annie' Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx & Cameron Diaz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 6:53 PM
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What happens when Jay Z and Will Smith get together to do something? Whatever the hell they want, and it they decided to use their producing powers to bring orphan "Annie" back to the big screen. And the first trailer is here to show you that a lot has changed since the 1982 original.

Willem Dafoe To Play Andy Warhol In 'Saint Laurent,' Plus More Casting For Dakota Fanning, Common & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2013 1:20 PM
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Willem Dafoe is now joining the diverse ranks of Bill Hader, David Bowie, Guy Pearce, Jared Harris and Crispin Glover in donning the platinum wig to play pop art icon Andy Warhol. The actor has joined French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello's "Saint Laurent," a biopic about the famed fashion designer. Not to be confused with The Weinstein Company movie also in production, this much starrier endeavor features Gaspard Ulliel in the title role, with Olga Kurylenko, Jérémie Renier, Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Amira Casar in support. Cameras are rolling on the film which is already slated for a May 14, 2014 release in France. Can you say Cannes?

Patton Oswalt & Bob Oedenkirk Fill The ‘Kitchen Sink,’ Bobby Cannavale Joins 'Annie' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 20, 2013 10:45 AM
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Originally set to be Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, the Black List-approved “Kitchen Sink”—described as “The Breakfast Club” meets “Zombieland” with vampires and an alien invasion thrown in for good measure—has beefed its cast with some solid comedic forces. Deadline is reporting that Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk and Ian Roberts (the Literal Doctor on “Arrested Development” and “Key & Peele” showrunner) have joined the film in unnamed roles, though it’s highly likely that the roles will be teachers or school administrators, given the high school setting of the genre mash-up.

'Under The Dome' Star Britt Robertson Lands In 'Tomorrowland'; Rose Byrne Joins 'Annie' & More

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • July 19, 2013 12:53 PM
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You might not know this, because hardly anyone is talking about it, but Comic-Con is happening this week. All kidding aside, this is an exciting week in the geek community as major movie studios, comic book companies, and video game developers all converge on San Diego for a week of pure nerd bliss. It’s also around this time that we start to get a lot of announcements and surprises from the studios looking to generate fan buzz. Today we have casting announcements for the upcoming “Annie” remake, news on another comic book character coming to life, and a female lead to star opposite of George Clooney in “Tomorrowland.”

Cameron Diaz Will Be Mean To 'Annie' Instead Of Sandra Bullock

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2013 10:03 AM
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For about a week there, it looked like the upcoming "Annie" remaking was getting Sandra Bullock in its ranks. Talks were started and seemed to indicate it would all happen, before they fell apart seven days later. But don't sweat it folks, because another actress is making sure this movie keeps going.

Oh Wait: Mary Jane Watson Being Completely Recast For 'Spider-Man'; Sandra Bullock Out Of 'Annie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2013 3:11 PM
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So yeah, here are some near shocking casting updates, both of which are surprising for various reasons....

Sandra Bullock Will Be Mean To 'Annie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2013 4:55 PM
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It looks like Sandra Bullock has left her rom-com days far behind her and it isn't eager to return to them. This year alone she's shaking things up with fully R-rated action comedy with "The Heat," and this fall she goes sci-fi, all alone in space, in Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity." And for her next move, she's just gonna be flat out mean...to a little kid even! We've come a long way since "The Blind Side"....

Jamie Foxx To Join Quvenzhané Wallis In 'Annie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2013 3:34 PM
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Jamie Foxx has certainly been full of surprises lately, whether it's nerding out for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" or deciding to produce, write and direct a horror series for SyFy. Once again, we'd never have predicted this next move, which will see Foxx putting his musical skills (he's a platinum selling R&B artist, in case you forgot) to good use.

Release Dates Arrive For 'The Bling Ring,' 'The Spectacular Now,' 'Annie' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2013 1:23 PM
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Get out your day planner and start making some adjustments. A couple of Sundance movies, a highly anticipated entry from an auteur, and some blockbusters are getting release dates.

‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ Star & Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Confirmed To Play ‘Annie’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2013 2:11 PM
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If you don't know how to pronounce her name yet, you might want to start learning as big things are on the horizon for Quvenzhané Wallis. The breakout star and Oscar nominee for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is making the leap from indie darling to blockbuster lead.

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