Everyone’s least favorite musical to drag sticky children to (after Cats and RENT), is now filming in New York, and as of right this very second, you could be auditioning for the Jay-Z and Will Smith-backed reboot of Annie. The new film, which starrs Cameron Diaz as Ms. Hannigan and Jamie Foxx as Daddy Warbucks, is holding a casting call as we speak for extras and featured extras.
It’s good money, too, which should offset the tinge of dissapointment that the leading orphan will be played by Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s Quvenzhane Wallis instead of Willow Smith. We know, it’s a blow to us all.
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Thank heaven for little girls.
Annie is storming back onto Broadway, and if history is any guide, the Depression-era rags-to-riches tale of a girl and her dog will make as much money, and as quickly, as did its lucky heroine:
Tonight brings the New York Film Festival tribute to Nicole Kidman, but since we already got our fill of the fest with screenings last weekend, we’re honoring another famous redhead tonight. It’s the first night of previews for Annie, the much-revived musical about an optimistic orphan making her way through Depression-era New York on the Read More
It’ll be a hard-knock life for the Broadway cast of Annie, which were announced today to be headlined by 11-year-old Lilla Crawford. The team of precocious moppets, who were handpicked after over 5,000 auditions, will be opening at the Netherlander theater at a date T.B.D.
In 1999, Jay-Z nicked the chorus of a song from the all-but-ignored musical Annie and turned it into his then-biggest hit, “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem).” Now, to steal lyrics from that song, Jay’s “gone from lukewarm to hot, sleeping on futons and cots to king sized, dream machines, the green fives.” He’s got a Read More