Cameron Diaz to Play Miss Hannigan in ANNIE Remake After Sandra Bullock Passes

     June 26, 2013


We heard earlier this month that Sandra Bullock was in early negotiations to play Miss Hannigan in the Annie remake.  Bullock passed, but director Will Gluck (Easy A) found another star to fill her shoes.  Deadline reports that Cameron Diaz has signed a deal to play the mean owner of the orphanage that shows young Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) the hard knock life.  Diaz is maybe one step below the Oscar winner, but a fine comic actress nonetheless.  Carol Burnett played Miss Hannigan in the 1982 feature adaptation of the Broadway musical.

Jamie Foxx is set to play the modern Daddy Warbucks, a wealthy New York City mayoral candidate named Benjamin Stacks who adopts Annie.  Jay-Z and Will Smith are on board as producers.  Annie is scheduled for release on December 25, 2014.

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  • tertiaryintervention

    Yay. With this news, Blannie is sure to fail.

  • Strong Enough

    one step below? really? she sure is better to look at. Sandra is just blah

    • Khan

      Only your opinion, mine is that Sandra is more beautiful.

      • Pk

        Also more talented

      • Strong Enough

        hahahahaa. sure buddy.

  • pinkincide

    “…After Sandra Bullock Passes.” I thought you meant she was dying! I got all excited there for a second.

  • Coldigger

    Vin Diesel should play Daddy Warbucks! :D lol

  • rundmc1981

    Why am I seeing this being a “Bad Teacher” sequel?

  • jk

    Not even in the same league as Carol Burnette.

  • JazzHands

    I had a dream that I was a fetus inside of Sandra Bullock’s stomach. We really bonded a lot. I took nutrients from her. Anyway, you know how it goes, but anyway, I saw my self being born. Head first like a slip n slide. To make a long story short in my dream S. Bullock is my mom and I get to breastfeed from her. Score!!!

  • milo

    They should have gone with Jane Lynch, she has been doing it on stage and just knocking it out of the park. She did a number during the Tony awards and was fantastic. Also a great pick for a role that needs to be hilarious and terrifying at the same time.

  • Anonymous

    Christine Baranski would be a much better choice.

  • HH17

    Cameron Diaz will be playing a role previously played by Carol Burnett (and also Kathy Bates). That makes me laugh. Diaz can’t act her way out of a paper bag. This looks like such an awful idea. What was wrong with the original Annie? For god’s sake, Annie herself probably won’t even have her trademark red hair.