After being nominated for an Academy Award, you are placed in an entirely new playing field; one where there are roles to choose from. Nine year-old Oscar nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis, has already landed the title role of “Annie” in the remake of the classic musical film – just announced by Overbrook Entertainment, Marcy Media, director Will Gluck and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
“Annie” will be released during the winter holiday season in 2014. The film is being directed by Gluck and produced by James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith through Overbrook Entertainment, and by Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith through Marcy Media. Gluck is currently revising the film’s screenplay, which was written by Emma Thompson and rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna based on the musical stage play “Annie,” book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and on “Little Orphan Annie,” © and ® Tribune Media Services, Inc. The film is being overseen at the studio by Andrea Giannetti and Devon Franklin.