ANNIE - December 19, 2014
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.
With the remake of Annie hitting theaters next week, Asha Butterflys over at the blog by the same name has the privilege of hosting an Annie-themed Giveaway. Awesome, right? And I got to have the privilege of helping promote the giveaway. Double-awesome! The giveaway kit will include some fun stuff in it that your child will love playing with. I mean, look at that cute little doggie! (I personally wouldn't mind getting those socks!)
Honestly, I have never watched the entire movie of Annie. When I was younger, I watched bits and pieces of it over at my friend Kaylie's house, and a couple weeks ago I saw the first fifteen minutes of it via Netflix. I do, however, know some of the songs. I'm not sure if anybody doesn't know a single song from Annie! My personal favorite is "It's the Hard-Knock Life," and it always come to mind when someone mentions Annie. I also like "Dumb Dog," and I find myself singing it from time to time (especially when my dog does something rather dumb).
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