Produced by Jay-Z and Will Smith. Aren't you guys excited? Yay, diversity!
How can it be a hard-knock life when you're so dang cute?This is our first look at the new Annie. Pint-sized Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis was in New York on Wednesday for the first official day of filming the Will Smith and Jay Z-produced modernized musical reboot. (Sure, we saw her last week riding a bike, presumably in character — but for the record, those shots were taken during pre-production of the film, the studio confirmed with Yahoo! Movies.)
Wallis brings all sorts of adorable to the role of everybody's favorite little orphan. (And, based on her remarkable turn in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," we're sure she'll be able to provide the requisite spunk to "Annie.")
Starring opposite the 10-year-old cutie in the new take on classic Broadway musical is Jamie Foxx (seen above, playing Daddy Warbucks opposite a tumbling Wallis)."Annie," also featuring Cameron Diaz (mean Miss Hannigan) and Rose Byrne (Warbucks's assistant, Grace), is due in theaters Christmas Day 2014.