Cameron Diaz cast in 'Annie' remake as ...
June 27th, 2013
12:17 PM ET

Cameron Diaz cast in 'Annie' remake as ...

Cameron Diaz is the latest star to join Jay-Z and Will Smith's remake of "Annie."

Sony Pictures confirms the 40-year-old actress will portray Miss Hannigan, a role that Sandra Bullock was reportedly eyeing but has apparently passed on.

Diaz does have experience playing a disinterested and needlessly cruel authority figure thanks to her role in 2011's "Bad Teacher," a movie that went over well enough to spawn a sequel. But given that this is a movie musical, it'll be interesting to see how Diaz does with the vocal requirements.

The "Annie" remake has already tapped Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis to portray the titular spunky young orphan, and Jamie Foxx was in talks to take on Daddy Warbucks, who in this version is called Benjamin Stacks.

Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are co-producing the remake through their Overbrook Entertainment along with Jay's Marcy Media. The movie, with Will Gluck ("Easy A," "Friends with Benefits") at the helm, is slated for a Christmas 2014 release.


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  1. Brains: Noboody going anyplace..she still loves her boo...

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    July 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. COMMENTS ARE PRINTED AND ATTACHED TOO WHAT SHE DID....ALL THESE COMMENTS MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOLL DEAR....YOU LIE ON TOP OF LIE....DAZ WHY WE HAVE VERIZON....GET LOST ALREADY...YOU LOST THE FIGHT MONTHS AGO....

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    July 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. COMMENTS ARE PRINT AND ATTACHED TOO WHAT SHE DID....ALL THESE COMMENTS MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOLL DEAR....YOU LIKE ON TOP OF LIE....DAZ WHY WE HAVE VERIZON....GET LOST ALREADY...YOU LOST THE FIGHT MONTHS AGO....

    July 5, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Harkonnen

    If they want to make a Joker movie Cameron Diaz would be perfect. Holy cow, that mouth and smile wouldn't even require special effects or makeup.

    July 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      HAHA that's EXACTKLY what I thought when I saw that picture. FCUK ME she looks frightning.

      July 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Harkonnen

    Why even call this movie Annie???
    Just call it Teniqua-annie or LeAnnie or some other ghetto-fied name.

    July 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. FAT RAT HACKER HAS COMPUTER ON STOP SCRIPT...THANKS.

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    July 5, 2013 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. NEED FRAB AND AMANDA FAT RACK ANTICS...NO RUSH

    July 5, 2013 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. STOP SCRIPT BLOCK IS STILL ON....DOC HER

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    July 5, 2013 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. FAT RAT HACKER FOLDER W -- AMANDA

    July 5, 2013 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. FAT HACKING RAT HACKER DETACHED IT WE DID NOT.

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    July 3, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. CONF CALL IN 20 MIN--CALL THE FILE FAT HACKING RAT

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    July 3, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. 1 HR BEHIND MYSTERY LOCATION FROM FAT HACKING RAT LOCATED...GUESS?

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    July 3, 2013 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  13. WAIT SECOND FORGET THAT....EVERYONE WARNED ME ABOUT FAT HACKING RAT.....THEY TOLD ME THAT EVERYON KEEPS THEIRRRRRRRRRRR HEAD DOWN..THAT'S IT.....

    July 3, 2013 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. RWHEN YOU SEE THE FAT HACKING RAT IN HER MERCEDES KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN ....FAT HACKING RAT

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    July 3, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. Just saw it---Thank You!!!!

    July 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  16. dsgxcbery

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    July 1, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  17. FOOD

    my favorite meal of the day is breakfast...now more then ever

    July 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Rock

    yo yo yo is she jacking something off in that photo?

    July 1, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Yeast Infection

    I live in Cameron Diazes cootch. I am Yeast Infection.

    July 1, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  20. Steaming Dump ... yes it is ridiculous everyone thought it was a child at first.

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    July 1, 2013 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Aww – Steaming Dump is a beautiful baby name! I also like "Ploppy", cause that's how they sound when you drop them stright from ya cootch intot he toilet.

      July 1, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  21. Report ...the machine is 10 minutes behind it should take you 2 min. too adjust it....its part of the manipulation--she's a putz. OUTSIDE MACHINES IN 10 MIN.

    July 1, 2013 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  22. gee i wonder what that zero means... duh

    July 1, 2013 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  23. bringing machine in after workout ...see u shorlty

    told you she's a putz.

    July 1, 2013 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  24. Alvarez

    I would take great pleasure in dropping a large steaming butt biscuit into her mouth.

    July 1, 2013 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  25. HACKING UPDATES AS FOLLOWS...

    1. SLOWED DOWN MACHINE.
    2. HACKED INTO THE LAST PHONE CALL
    3. ESTEEM ISSUES
    4. SHE LIES 24 HOURS A AY DAY SO WE NEED TOO KEEP TRACK OF IT.

    June 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      4. Smeared own fecal matter in own eyes.
      5. Ate fecal matter from dog.

      July 2, 2013 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
  26. How does a woman look stupid at every waking moment...i find it mind boggling.

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    June 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Hey Brian from CNN..she's in the machine right now...do you want too say hi?

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    June 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  28. You see all the bex on your end with no blocks? print.

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    June 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  29. DiazCurious

    she does not strike me as ambitious even with her intelligent scripts

    June 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  30. noprofjowilbeprof

    Cameron is soooooooo pretty

    June 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • laurab68

      Not really. Not anymore. In her prime, which strangely enough was not all that long ago, she was an absolute beauty. Some people just don't age well no matter what, and unfortunately Cameron Diaz is one of those people. I started noticing it about 4 years ago. Still like her as an actress, but she is no longer that beauty she used to be.

      July 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  31. start printing out bex too..thanks

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    June 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Another putz talking

    Check profile... Then block. People should have respect

    June 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  33. TALK ABOUT AN EMBECILE

    June 30, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  34. PRINT OUT ALL MY COMMENTS..CONF CALL UPDATE IN 20 MIN.

    June 30, 2013 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  35. If she is referring to me as pycho wife...tell caren's father.

    ==

    June 30, 2013 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  36. Print Psycho Wife...

    June 30, 2013 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  37. Do you know what cars's she owns....we don't....

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    June 30, 2013 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  38. She's a very angry, jealous person and won't do a darn thing about it.....

    June 30, 2013 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  39. Fights 24 hrs a day with this person.

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    June 30, 2013 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  40. FLASHLIGHT--YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU TOLD EVERYONE WE DIDN'T -- ITS ALL YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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    June 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  41. DIAZ IS THE ONE THAT TOLD EVERYON ABOUT **** NOT US YOU NEED TO HEAD IN THAT DIRECTION NOT THIS DIRECTION

    June 29, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  42. THAT **** WORD YOUR GIRLFRIEND TOLD EVERYONE -- WE DIDN'T GO THAT WAY NOT THIS WAY...

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    June 29, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  43. DiazUpdate

    1. bologna 2. same sh-t different day

    June 29, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  44. jomedia

    diaz is working this summer

    June 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Martina

    its either juiced or typical.

    June 29, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  46. LENSECRAFTER IS NOT OUT YET THANKS.

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    June 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  47. FIND OUT IF ITS A BULLSH-T STORY

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    June 29, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 29, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  49. the I R sh-t is too get my attention --

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    June 29, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  50. THE USUAL PRINT OUT ALL COMMENTS--53 ETC.

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    June 29, 2013 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  51. ONCE A BIMBO GOES NEAR HIM...ITS HARDWARE PROBLEMS FOR ME...I DON'T THINK SO

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    June 29, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  52. WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE -- IF WE LEAVE THE CRIMINAL STILL STAYS...NOPE NO DEAL

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    June 29, 2013 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  53. JUSTINA

    CHECK

    June 29, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  54. NEED CURRENT WORD PRESS UPDATE/SMEARING ETC..

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    June 29, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  55. The General Idea.

    diaz has made some memorable movies over the years...truth

    June 28, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  56. the CC crap was all her. thanks

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    June 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  58. maylene

    i have been married 23 year years and have never threw money threats in my husbands face.

    June 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  59. bex4

    pay it no mind

    June 28, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  60. differences--

    she lies you do not
    she's angry you are not
    she's unhappy you are not
    let her break and do whatever she wants...pay her no mind...

    June 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  61. simple prayer

    and easy too remember ....don't pay her any mind

    June 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  62. The true christians not the fake ones...

    Pay her no mind–hopefully God will help her and the jealousy issues–we will pray for her anger towards life

    June 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Let her lie...

    pay her no mind

    June 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  64. fatima

    shut the blog and pay HER no mind

    June 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Jackie

    pay her no mind...she's taking photos its all she has now....

    June 28, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Vivian

    Pay her no mind.

    June 28, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  67. ladies

    pay her no mind anymore

    June 28, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Girls Advice

    jealousy and your a nice girl and daz all it is.....

    June 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  69. FlippingBologna--May

    Time for a change.

    June 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  70. mbex

    he has it all ...he cannot find his emotions he needs them back...

    June 28, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  71. we don't care about diaz...we care about cher

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    June 28, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  72. possible crash? -- not anymore

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    June 28, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Peggy

    sorry manly she started with me and I had too remind her what she did –

    June 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  74. M.A.P.

    Is this article still here? I thought CNN moderators would've deleted it after they realised NO ONE CARES!!!

    June 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Martina

    diaz is too boring for me - need to move on too what is right

    June 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Meh

    The best thing she ever did was put jlzz in her hair on purpose in that stupid "Mary' movie...

    June 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  77. oobzy

    more important then tricks diaz has done over and over....if I see pam 1 more time I will scream...

    June 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Marina

    we have it from the jump...let us move forward we won a yr ago what is the point? .....

    June 28, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  79. thediazhabit

    I want out now-it has become a daily hysteria dealing with this teenager....text plz...

    June 28, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Diaz

    I feel if someone told me they did not love me or were not "interested" that's a serious hint don't you think.

    xeb.

    June 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Guys...In order for friendship i do not want too be here anymore

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    June 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  82. IgnorePersonal

    He may love diaz but the producer is not interested anymore...not the family's fault.

    June 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Sue

    Not appealing too say the least and has a reputation of not being able too deal with others due too her controlling habits....she's been a done deal in the business for about a year now

    June 28, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Utah

    Diaz is out of the game shortly...she a not talent and she is eventually fading away as we speak

    June 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Jane

    Diaz has had the "problem" for a long time...she's start rigging letters too people today.

    June 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Habit: Diaz is of no worries her reputation sucks as it is....it just gets funnier and funnier as it goes on....

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    June 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  87. She won't be checking your phone pad every 5 min too see who has called.

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    June 28, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  88. She won't be checking you phone pad every 5 min too see who has called.

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    June 28, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  89. She won't be watching you when you are out....your free with her...

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    June 28, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  90. bex. not letting go because of strengthe and power? nope not interested (in sync married couples just sayin)

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    June 28, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  91. 3 crashes and the usual 16 yr old bore stuff

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    June 28, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  92. WELL I GUESS DIAZ LOOKS STUPID AGAIN...GOOD DAY ALL.

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    June 28, 2013 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  93. tracie

    I SMELLED HER BUTT ONE TIME AND IT SMELLED LIKE BREAD 'N BUTTER PICKLES!

    June 28, 2013 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  94. Once i said the lunch specials is eye of newt and i almost got thrown into the river....you put all with all this stuff ... excuse me buster...

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    June 27, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Jade

    Jenifer Lewis should be cast as Ms Hannigan. And she has the vocal talent for the role!

    June 27, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Mark Bozz

    Who cares what this old skuzzball does?

    June 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  97. seriously will?

    Will Smith already destroyed Karate Kid by putting his lame son in the role, now he has to re-racialize "Annie" also?

    June 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  98. M.A.P.

    Cameron Diaz cast in 'Annie' remake as ... a chair!

    June 27, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  99. M.A.P.

    Don't be ridivculous! Everyone knows the Sarah Palin university is a training studio for Dancing with the stars.

    June 27, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Peace 🌸

    Hey sokman! Ya having a bad day?

    June 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  101. lol

    I doubt seriously that is the real sokman. He's a right winger, that's for sure. I think he has more brains than that to be so ra cist, though. I could be wrong, though. I think there has been a lot of name hijacking going on lately.

    June 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Its the real sokman...IP addrs never lie

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    June 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  104. HACKED INTO 2 PERSONAL UNAUTHORIZED CALLS...I SAY WHATEVER THE F-CK I WANT TOO SAY ON A BLOG OR A PHONE...IF YOUR THERE WITHOUT MY AUTHORIZATION YOUR NOT LEGAL UNLESS I GIVE PERMISSION FOR YOU TOO LISTEN OTHER THEN THAT YOUR A F-CKING HACKER

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