Photo Flash: First Look - Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx & More in ANNIE Film
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx will take on the iconic role of 'Daddy Warbucks' in the upcoming big screen adaptation of ANNIE, currently filming in New York City. Starring Quvenzhane Wallis in the role of America's favorite orphan and Cameron Diaz as cruel Orphan patron Miss Hannigan, the film is set to be released on December 19th. Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale round out the cast.
Below, check out photos from the set of the film showing what appears to be a celebratory parade down the streets of New York!
The upcoming remake of ANNIE will be helmed by Will Gluck from a script recently revised by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna. Gluck will also serve as a producer on the film along with James Lassiter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Shawn Carter aka Jay Z, Jay Brown and Tyran Smith.
The Broadway musical is based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs "Tomorrow" and "Hard-Knock Life" are among its most popular musical numbers.
Annie, directed by James Lapine, is currently playing on Broadway.
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