Quvenzhané Wallis officially cast as Annie

5:00 PM on 02.25.2013 // Logan Otremba

It was rumored a while back that Willow Smith may play the lead in the new Annie. Now that has changed. Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis was officially casted this past Sunday as Annie in the Will Smith adaptation of Annie.  She is the youngest Academy Awards Best Actress nominee ever for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild.

This adaptation of Annie is to be directed by Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits) with the screenplay written by Emma Thompson and being rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna. The number of producers is fairly crazy. There’s James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Will Smith from Overbrook Entertainment, and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Jay Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith of Marcy Media.

According to Hannah Minghella, President of Production for Columbia/Sony Pictures, she says that Wallis is “an extraordinary young talent with an amazing range, not only has an actress but as a singer and dancer.” Currently, Annie is set to release during the winter holiday season of 2014.

[via First Showing]

Logan Otremba, Associate Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure Tips
Hello all! The name's Logan Otremba and I live in Maryland while finishing my last semester at McDaniel College. I'm majoring in Communications and minoring in Cinema which means that I love fi... more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -