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.
Remakes, remakes, remakes.
I just saw the trailer to this new remake and I’m lost for words. Annie is one of my favorite musicals and I particularly and absolutely LOVE the Disney’s version of Annie. They had perfect cast, perfect story, perfect everything. Then I saw this. The fact that they decided to make this .. er.. I’m so sorry for being bold and blunt here but.. make this a ‘black’ version of Annie is just hmm. Not surprising though if the movie is produced by Jay-Z, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
I have nothing, I repeat nothing against that concept but urgh. I don’t know. I seriously don’t know what to comment on this. When you’re used to something, it’s hard to accept some changes sometimes. Like how I’m used to Annie being a red headed orphan. Why can’t they make an entirely different and original story? Why almost everything gotta be a remake from something nowadays? And if you look at the the trailer, how annoying is Cameron Diaz?? Is she serious? They made the character Miss Hannigan look like a fool. Kathy Bates was perfect as Miss Hannigan in the Disney’s version. I don’t know why they decided to change Daddy Warbucks’ character? The only person I would want to watch is Rose Byrne as Grace. She looks absolutely gorgeous in the trailer.
What do you think? Is the remake yay or nay?
The movie will be released December 2014. Still a LOOOONG way to go.