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See Quvenzhane Wallis sing in the new 'Annie' trailer

Watch the trailer for Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis' modern adaptation of "Annie."
By Kate Stanton   |   March 5, 2014 at 7:44 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Quvenzhane Wallis stole hearts during last year's awards season, when she was nominated for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild and toted puppy purses down the red carpet.

Now 10, she's back with her next feature film, a remake of the classic stage and screen musical. This version stars Wallis as the titular orphan, while Cameron Diaz plays Miss Hannigan and Jamie Foxx plays wealthy mayoral candidate Benjamin Stacks (a reimagining of "Daddy" Warbucks).

Produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay-Z, this obviously very modernized version of Annie was directed by Will Gluck, of Easy A.

Annie hits theaters December 19.

Here's the official synopsis:

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.

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