It was previously reported that Sandra Bullock would play Miss Hannigan, the mean lady who runs Annie’s orphanage in Sony Pictures’ ANNIE remake but that won’t be the case. THR said talks between Bullock and Sony has ended. So the search for Miss Hannigan continues..
Sony Pictures will release ANNIE remake, starring Quvenzhané Wallis as title character, on Christmas Day 2014..
The film is being directed by Gluck and produced by James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith through Overbrook Entertainment, and by Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith through Marcy Media. Gluck is currently revising the film’s screenplay, 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. The film is being overseen at the studio by Andrea Giannetti and Devon Franklin.
Jamie Foxx plays Benjamin Stacks (a variation of Daddy Warbucks personage) who takes in the orphan Annie (Wallis)