The new version of Annie has always been slightly intriguing, with the 80s movie that was set in the 1930s brought up to date, with Will Smith and Jay-Z both involved with updating the score. Now we get out first taste of the movie, which seems keen to suggest that despite the shift in time, it’s not going to be too far from the musical many know and love – the sun will still be coming out tomorrow and it remains a hard knock life.
The plot also remains the same, with orphan Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) having a hard-luck life in the foul orphanage run by Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). She’s then taken in by the filthy rich Benjamin Stacks (Jamie Foxx). In this version he’s running for office and initially just wants Annie so the press will se him being nice to an orphan, but he soon falls for the plucky youngster’s charms. And then Annie’s real parents are found, or are they?
Will Gluck is directing from his own screenplay, which was originally written by Aline Brosh McKenna and Emma Thompson. Annie is currently set for release December 25th, 2014.