Annie: Second Trailer For Jamie Foxx-Starring Remake Released


Sony have released the second theatrical trailer for Annie, their upcoming remake of the famed musical based on the classic comic strip character and Broadway show. Designed as a vehicle for Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis, Annie returns to the big screen "with a new, contemporary vision" in Columbia Pictures' comedy. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith join Jay Z and a raft of other producers to put a spin on the decades-old story with a modern telling of the original show that won seven Tony Awards. The syndicated comic strip started by Gray ran from 1924-2010, with numerous artists taking over following his death in 1968. Characters from the strip appeared in the syndicated Dick Tracy strip last year, with the intimation that there may be a Dick Tracy story soon in which he seeks out the (missing) Little Orphan Annie. That story was recently confirmed as coming up soon. You can check out the new trailer, along with the official description for the film, below.

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis 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 prilliant 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.