I recently wrote a post about one of my all-time favorite movies from my childhood, “Annie“!
It’s one movie that I have been able to share with my own daughter and have watched her fall in love with it as much as I did at her age. I honestly don’t think I will ever grow tired of the movie or the musical or the soundtrack and I couldn’t be more excited for the release of a new Annie Movie just in time for Christmas 2014!
If you still haven’t watched the trailer for it, check it out now!
Here’s a synopsis of the movie:
A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures’ comedy Annie. Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Laurence “Jay” Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith with a modern telling that captures the magic of the classic characters and original show that won seven Tony Awards. Celia Costas and Alicia Emmrich serve as Executive Producers. The screenplay is by Will Gluck and 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 Content Agency, LLC.
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.
I’m excited about this modern-day Annie! It’s looks so good and I already cried a little bit just from watching the preview! I love the entire cast, including Sandy the dog! I know people often say that remakes have a tough time living up to how good an original classic is, but I have a feeling I’m going to be in love with this production as well! Little Quvenzhané Wallis (a.k.a. “Annie”) has already reeled me in! She’s absolutely adorable and an incredibly talented young lady!
Emi was so excited to receive some Annie promotional items in the mail, including this shirt and Sandy plush dog! Are YOU excited for the new Annie Movie? Will you be taking your kid(s) to see it?
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