Jamie Foxx in Talks to Join ANNIE Starring Quvenzhané Wallis

     April 29, 2013

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A couple months ago, Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis was tapped to star in the remake of Annie.  For those unfamiliar with the musical (or the comic strip on which it was based), Annie centers on a poor orphan who is adopted by Daddy Warbucks, a wealthy benefactor.  According to Heat Vision, Jamie Foxx is in talks to play “Benjamin Stacks”, who is “a variation of the Daddy Warbucks personage” and in case you couldn’t figure it out, his name comes from stacks of $100 bills.  While I understand that it’s appropriately updated, I couldn’t help but hear a needle-scratch when I read that name simply because of how corny it sounds.  Hopefully, it works better in the context of the movie and the tone director Will Gluck and producers Will Smith and Jay-Z are going for.

Foxx is currently filming on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is developing a horror series for SyFy.  He’ll be seen later this summer in the action flick White House DownAnnie is eyeing a fall production start for a 2014 release.

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