After much buzz, we finally get to see Will Smith's "Annie" remake in action.
The 2014 flick has released its first trailer, and it looks to be as feel-good as the original.
The new "Annie" keeps the framework of the original but updates it with a contemporary setting. It still focuses on a spirited little girl who lives in an orphanage with the mean Ms. Hannigan, but the details are all 21st century.
Hannigan, played by Cameron Diaz, makes jokes about George Clooney and Facebook, and the original Daddy Warbucks is now Benjamin Stacks, played by Jamie Foxx. The sun's still coming out "Tomorrow," but it's more danceable than you remember.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis plays Annie, a role previously attached to Will Smith's daughter, Willow.
Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett, are producing the new "Annie," with director Will Gluck at the helm.
"Annie" arrives in theaters December 19.
Little Orphan Aiesha maybe...
I do agree with you in general, but not in the case of this movie. This actually looks like they're putting a fresh, modern spin on a classic musical movie without changing the core of the story. I might actually go see this, and I don't even like musicals (aside from 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz).
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