After becoming the third youngest actress to receive an Oscar Nomination for her debut in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quvenzhané Wallis followed that role with a part in this year's Academy Award–winning 12 Years a Slave. Now, the young actress is ready to tackle a classic role in the upcoming remake of Annie.
The movie's first trailer reveals that it's still a hard knock life for Wallis' Annie, who escapes from the orphanage of Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) to live with the rich Daddy Warbucks — this time re-imagined as a politician named Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx). However, unlike the previous 1982 adaptation, this Annie is armed with modern updates on the 1977 musical's classic songs as well as new tracks written by Jay-Z, who also served as one of the movie's producers.
Directed by Will Gluck (Easy A), Annie was written by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo). Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, X-Men: First Class) and Bobby Cannavale (The Other Guys) co-star. Audiences won't be able to sing along until December 19.