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Sandra Bullock in talks for 'Annie' role

Actress Sandra Bullock arrives at a 20th Century Fox presentation to promote her upcoming film "The Heat" at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 18, 2013. UPI/David Becker
Actress Sandra Bullock arrives at a 20th Century Fox presentation to promote her upcoming film "The Heat" at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 18, 2013. UPI/David Becker | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock is in talks to play horrible headmistress Miss Hannigan in the upcoming big-screen musical "Annie," The Hollywood Reporter said.

Jamie Foxx is to play the billionaire who saves Quvenzhane Wallis' adorable urchin from a squalid orphanage in the movie, which is being produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z, and directed by Will Gluck.

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The Hollywood Reporter said the filmmakers met with Bullock in March, but a deal wasn't made and the Oscar-winning actress ultimately passed on the project.

The two sides recently returned to the negotiating table, however, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said.

Carol Burnett played Miss Hannigan in a 1982 movie musical, while Jane Lynch is playing the role in a revival of the stage show on "Broadway."

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