SOUTHLAND's Dorian Missick Joins ANNIE Remake
Dorian Missick, Annie
Deadline reports that Dorian Missick (Southland) has joined the ANNIE remake alongside Tracie Thoms as Annie's "fake parents". The new film inspired by the classic Broadway musical with a modern spin also stars Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role with Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, as well as the recently announced David Zayas. The film is currenly filming on-location in New York City.
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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 Pinkett Smith, Shawn Carter aka Jay Z, Jay Brown and Tyran Smith.
As previously reported, the film's release date was pushed from Christmas Day 2014 to Dec. 19.
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.
Missick's upcoming projects include Beware the Night with Eric Bana and Joel McHale, the TV movie Paging Dr. Freed and All the Children Are Insane. The actor has also appeared on the big screen in Things Never Said, Big Words, Rachel Getting Married and more. Aside from Southland, TV credits include Haven, The Cape, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, Six Degrees, Law & Order and more. Missick appeared off-Broadway in 2005 in A Soldier's Play.