Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis In Talks To Do Annie Musical
According to EW, Beasts of the Southern Wild actress and Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis in talks to do Sony’s upcoming remake of the Broadway musical Annie.
It was only matter of time before any made an announcement regarding who would be next for the role once Willow Smith decided she didn’t want to do.
A studio rep stresses, though, that newly named director Will Gluck (Easy A) and the producers at Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment banner, which have been developing the project, have yet to make any casting decisions.
The film had initially been developed as a potential starring vehicle for Smith’s now-12-year-old daughter, Willow, who dropped out of the project last month after aging out of the role. The elder Smith recently told Temple University:“Willow was supposed to be doing Annie, we got Jay-Z to do the movie, go the studio to come in and Willow had such a difficult time on tour with ‘Whip my Hair’ and she said, ‘You know Daddy,’ I don’t think so,” Smith said, adding that his daughter also told him, “I have a better idea, how about I just be 12.”
At 9 years-old, Wallis made history as the youngest actress to be nominated in the Best Actress category.