MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. We shall see. At least with Jamie Foxx making movies he is not making new music. Gods, he is a bad actor. Funniest thing about these type of ‘Balck Reboots’? A millionaire black man in 1930′s America……Yeah, like that happened.
“Annie,” the upcoming film remake of the 1982 movie musical that will star 2013 Academy Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”), will begin production in August 2013 in New York City, according to a casting notice.
As previously reported, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (“Ray”) is in talks to star opposite Wallis in the film, which will be produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z. Foxx, who would play a character named Benjamin Stacks, a variation of Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, has received an offer from the production studio.
According to the union casting notice, some of the character’s names have been changed for the remake. The Columbia Pictures film will cast an 11-year-old foster child named Isabella, who dreams of a better life involving a “no-limit credit card and shopping sprees galore,” and an eight-year-old child named Mia, who has a slight speech impediment. Other orphan characters such as Tessie and Pepper remain similar to the original 1977 musical.