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United States, Date: December 19, 2014


All | Comedy | Family | Musical
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    Release date: December 19, 2014
    Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
    Director: Will Gluck
    MPAA Rating: PG (for some mild language and rude humor)
    Screenwriters: Emma Thompson, Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna
    Starring: Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, Quvenzhané Wallis
    Genre: Comedy, Musical    
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A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures' comedy, "Annie." Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) – advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) – makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.   

Did You Know?

The film was originally envisioned by Will Smith as a star vehicle for his daughter Willow Smith; however, she had to drop out because she was too old to play Annie. 'Quvenzhane Wallis', just off her tremendous success with Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), was chosen to replace Willow Smith for Annie.

This is the third motion picture adaptation of Strouse and Charnin's Annie. The first was director John Huston's original big-screen version (Annie (1982)), in which star Albert Finney did a wicked vocal impersonation of Huston. The second was Rob Marshall's well-regarded and more faithful adaptation (Annie (1999)).


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Annie: The Junior Novel (Movie Tie-In)

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A Broadway classic is back on the big screen December 19, 2014!

Relive all of your favorite Annie moments in this movie novel featuring eight-pages of color photos.

Annie is a foster kid who's had a hard knock life ever since her parents left her as a baby. She doesn't think she'll ever escape her mean foster mom, Miss Hannigan, but everything's about to change. Wanting to improve his image ahead of the election campaign, New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks takes Annie in. Stacks soon discovers that Annie's sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook just might be the thing he needs in his life.

This modern retelling stars some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Jamie Foxx (Will Stacks), Cameron Diaz (Miss Hannigan), Rose Byrne (Grace Farrell), and Academy Award nominated Quvenzhané Wallis (Annie). Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck has teamed up with producers James Lassiter, Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Laurence "Jay" Brown, and Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith in this heart-warming Columbia Pictures film.

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