Photo Flash: First Look - Jamie Foxx as 'Daddy Warbucks' on Set of ANNIE
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, the film is set to be released on December 19th. Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale round out the cast.
Below, check out photos of Foxx from the set showing Warbucks at what appears to be at a ribbon-cutting ceremony before he is interrupted by a phone call!
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 andJada PinkettSmith, 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 byMartin 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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