When a remake of Annie was announced, Willow Smith was set to star. She decided to step aside and Beasts Of The Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis stepped into the title role. Now the movie may have found its Daddy Warbucks, as Jamie Foxx is in early talks for the Sony Pictures musical.
With this modern day take changing things a little, Jamie Foxx will play a different version of Daddy Warbucks named Benjamin Stacks, who takes in the young orphan Annie. The project is based on Thomas Meehan’s Broadway stage play. The music will also be updated, with Jay-Z having helped renew the classic tunes.
It isn’t known when filming will begin, although Will Gluck is directing from a screenplay he is currently rewriting, based on an original draft by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna.