Sony is slating the film for the winter holiday season in 2014. Directed by Gluck ("Easy A"), the film will be produced by James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith through Overbrook Entertainment ("Ali," "HItch," "I Am Legend"), and by Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith through Marcy Media. Gluck is currently revising the script, which was written by Emma Thompson and rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna based on the musical stage play “Annie,” book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and on “Little Orphan Annie,” and Tribune Media Services, Inc. Sony production execs Andrea Giannetti and Devon Franklin will oversee the picture.
Wallis will next be seen in Steve McQueen's "Twelve Years a Slave" opposite Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender. Overbrook's next film is "After Earth," set for June 7 release.