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Jamie Foxx to Play Daddy Warbucks in Jay-Z's "Annie" Remake

Posted: April 30th, 2013 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Jamie Foxx to Play Daddy Warbucks in Jay-ZSubmit Comment
Sony Pictures already confirmed that "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis, who received an Oscar nomination for her performance, has been cast as the title character in "Annie," which is being produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z.

Based on a daily comic strip that debuted in 1924, "Little Orphan Annie" told the story of a little girl who, after escaping from an orphanage, is taken in by the rich Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks.

About a month ago, NY Post learned that the studio was in talks with Justin Timberlake to play the role of Daddy Warbucks, but now comes word that Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) has received an official offer to play the character. Negotiations are currently underway.

While Foxx will play Daddy Warbucks, the character's name has been changed to Benjamin Stacks, which literally means stacks of $100 bills (Benjamins).

"Annie" will be directed by Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends With Benefits) and begin filming this fall for a late 2014 release.

Source: THR


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Avirex writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 8:14:32 AM

He will always be Wanda.

http://collider.com/wp-content/image-base/Movies/S/Sheneneh_and_Wanda/jamie_foxx_wanda_wayne_01.jpg
M. Bullitt writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 8:48:02 AM

^ ^ Lol.
BadChadB33 writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 10:43:01 AM

Avi- wow, forgot about that.
Frank4969 writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 12:39:24 PM

Yeah and it will fail miserably like that horrendous honeymooners remake. Leave well enough alone. Sick of j z
CelluloidMan writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 2:00:41 PM

Black or white remakes...they're all gonna suck.

Part of it will probably will be mediocre writing. The other part is just that its popularity comes from nostalgia and not because people wanted it.

And if they're updating and changing names, then why not just change the movie's name. Different chatacters, different title, IMO
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 2:10:54 PM

Will Smith and Jay-Z are a couple of leeches.

Just lke "Karate Kid", looks like they will change everything but keep the name just so it will ake a sh*t load of money.
supaflywill writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 3:36:08 PM

I hate jay z , he's only well known now cause all the other rappers are dead , and for this film ....jeeeez is it gonna be a black version like oz was ....FFs
M. Bullitt writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 4:18:07 PM

This site should be renamed as Worst CrashedPreviews!!

FFS Alex! Don't you have enough from Marvel to prevent you from cheap INS attacks??? Or whatever it is...Just do something about your Own Website's basic security!
minkowski writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 4:20:56 PM

Why does Jamie Foxx get all the good white roles?
Ip_man writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 4:45:45 PM

because he's blek...
Ip_man writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 4:46:36 PM

kaffir-lover
sm00th_eskimo writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 6:33:24 PM

Thanks for explaining the name Benjamin Stacks to those who would never have had a chance at figuring it out!!! (SARCASM)
Champ1432 writes:
on April 30th, 2013 at 7:23:40 PM

Benjamin Stacks....... dear God.

I mean seriously, what about this is a good idea? It's going to suck out loud.

Of course, I'm sure it will still make money, since Will Smith's and Jay Z's names are attatched, and they're always hurting for money, so that's good..............

The worst part is, this tripe isn't even going to be filming unitl this fall, so we have all that time to get constant updates about this piece of stool. Awesome.

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