Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the New York Press Junket for Sony’s new untold story of Annie! Be sure to follow along as I share my adventures!
I am so excited to announce that I was invited to attend the Annie Press Junket in New York to screen and interview some of the talent! I grew up watching Annie and I have been so excited for this movie to be released! Now, I get to fly out to New York with Sony, screen the film, and interview the some of the following stars: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Will Gluck, Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale.
I love being able to introduce my daughter to some of the movies that I watched while growing up. Being able to show her a more modern version make me even happier. I don’t believe that anything can ever replace a classic like Annie. I also don’t believe that is what Sony is trying to do. I think telling the story again in a different way and having a modern version of the movie where our new generation of kids can relate is something that is totally amazing!
Be sure to follow along with me as I tweet some announcements of my adventures using the hashtag #AnnieMovie!
A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures’ comedy Annie. Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, Laurence “Jay” Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith with a modern telling that captures the magic of the classic characters and original show that won seven Tony Awards. Celia Costas and Alicia Emmrich serve as Executive Producers. The screenplay is by Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the musical stage play “Annie,” book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and on “Little Orphan Annie,” © and ® Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
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.