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The Things They Say: 4411048

13th October 2014

"It's not very often you get to do a musical. Even though I was terrified of doing it, I kind of had to. The two things I'm most terrified of are heights and singing in...

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Rose Byrne's Dance Sequence Cut From Annie Remake

19th September 2014

Australian actress Rose Byrne had a big dance sequence cut from the forthcoming Annie movie remake after she failed to get to grips with the choreography.The Bridesmaids star portrays Jamie Foxx's personal assistant Grace Farrell...

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10th July 2014

"To be honest, something inside me was just, like, 'Don't'. I'm very connected with my intuition." Child star Willow Smith admits her sixth sense prompted her to drop out of the upcoming movie remake of...

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Willow Smith Opens Up About Annie Departure

15th January 2014

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's teenage daughter Willow has finally explained her decision to quit the Annie movie, revealing she wanted to take some time away from the spotlight to "do my own thing".The...

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Annie To Close On Broadway

9th December 2013

Hit Broadway musical Annie is to close in January (14) to allow producers time to plan for a national tour and the release of the movie version of the show next Christmas (14).The show opened...

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Jamie Foxx: 'Annie Character Is Sort Of Based On Combs'

25th October 2013

Actor Jamie Foxx has revealed he studied Sean '' Combs to perfect his moneybags character in movie musical Annie.The Django Unchained star plays a modern-day version of the stageshow's Daddy Warbucks, named Benjamin Stacks, in...

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Annie Director Auctions Walk-on Part

3rd October 2013

Director Will Gluck is auctioning off the chance to appear as an extra in Jay Z and Will Smith's remake of classic musical Annie.The film, produced by the 99 Problems rapper and the Men in...

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Annie Gets Pre-christmas Boost

25th September 2013

The movie adaptation of stage musical Annie has been given a release boost - it will open in America five days before Christmas Day, 2014.The film, starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale...

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Lilla Crawford To Play Little Red Riding Hood In Into The Woods - Report

16th September 2013

Annie star Lilla Crawford is to make her feature film debut as Little Red Riding Hood in director Rob Marshall's retelling of stage hit Into The Woods.It was believed that British Internet sensation and Tv...

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Bobby Cannavale Joins The Cast Of Annie

20th August 2013

Boardwalk Empire star Bobby Cannavale has joined Jamie Foxx in the 2014 movie remake of Annie.The actor will play Guy, a political consultant to Foxx's character, Daddy Warbucks. Beasts of the Southern Wild...

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Rose Byrne In Talks To Join Cast Of Annie

19th July 2013

Actress Rose Byrne is in talks to join Cameron Diaz in a revamped version of beloved movie musical Annie.The Bridesmaids star has been tapped to portray Grace in the role made famous by Anne Reinking...

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Cameron Diaz Takes Sandra Bullock's Annie Role

27th June 2013

Cameron Diaz has been cast in the upcoming Hollywood remake of movie musical Annie after Sandra Bullock passed on the role.The bubbly blonde will have to channel her mean side to play cruel orphanage boss...

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Sandra Bullock Turns Down Annie Remake Role

19th June 2013

Actress Sandra Bullock has passed on the chance to star in the Hollywood remake of movie musical Annie.The Blind Side star was in talks to portray mean orphanage boss Miss Hannigan alongside, young Oscar nominee...

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Sandra Bullock In Talks To Play Miss Hannigan In New Annie Film - Report

13th June 2013

Sandra Bullock is reportedly in talks to join fellow Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx in the new movie adaptation of beloved comic strip and hit stage musical Annie.The Blind Side star is slated to play mean orphanage...

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Charles Strouse Celebrates Birthday With Annie Stars

7th June 2013

Grammy Award-winning composer Charles Strouse celebrated his 85th birthday in style on Thursday (06Jun13) by partying onstage with the stars of Broadway production Annie.The lyricist created the music for the popular children's show, and the...

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Jane Lynch Suffering Leg Cramps Performing In Annie

5th June 2013

Actress Jane Lynch is struggling with leg cramps "all night long" as she performs in new Broadway musical Annie.The Glee star has been playing mean orphanage matron Miss Hannigan in the hit New York revival...

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Jamie Foxx In Talks For Annie

30th April 2013

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is in talks to join young nominee Quvenzhane Wallis in the movie adaptation of musical Annie.The Django Unchained star is up for a variation of the Daddy Warbucks character, previously portrayed...

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15th April 2013

Glee and Annie will crossover for actress Jane Lynch later this month (Apr13) when she performs Annie tune Little Girls on her hit Tv show. Lynch will play Miss Hannigan in Broadway's Annie this summer...

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Studio Boss Denies Justin Timberlake Casting In Annie

19th March 2013

A Sony Pictures representative has dismissed reports suggesting Justin Timberlake has been tapped to star alongside young Quvenzhane Wallis in the upcoming remake of movie musical Annie.The singer/actor was rumoured to be in consideration to...

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Quvenzhane Wallis Replaces Willow Smith As New Annie

24th February 2013

The youngest Best Actress Oscars nominee Quvenzhane Wallis has replaced Willow Smith as the star of the upcoming musical movie remake of Annie.The nine-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild star has officially signed on to...

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Jane Lynch To Join Annie Cast As Orphan Boss

21st February 2013

Glee star Jane Lynch has signed on to play villainess Miss Hannigan in Broadway's hit musical Annie this summer (13).The actress recently told Wenn she was in talks to hit the New York stage and...

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Beasts Star Quvenzhane Wallis In Talks For Annie Role - Report

8th February 2013

The Oscars' youngest Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis is reportedly in talks to replace Willow Smith as the star of the upcoming Annie movie musical.The nine-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild star has emerged as...

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Will Smith: 'Willow Dropped Out Of Annie To Be A Normal 12 Year Old'

6th February 2013

Young star Willow Smith dropped out of a planned movie remake of beloved musical Annie because she wanted to focus on enjoying her childhood.The Whip My Hair hitmaker signed up to play little orphan Annie...

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Willow Smith No Longer Playing Annie

31st January 2013

Willow Smith will no longer play little orphan Annie in her dad Will Smith's planned revamp of the beloved musical.The singer/actress was 10 years old when the project was announced back in 2011, but the...

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Katie Finneran Landed Annie Role Seven Months Pregnant

22nd August 2012

Actress Katie Finneran struggled through her audition for a role in the upcoming Broadway revival of Annie - because she was seven months pregnant.The Tony Award winner and her husband Darren Goldstein announced they were...

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Will Smith's Annie Musical To Shoot In Spring

19th August 2012

Will Smith and Jay Z's Annie movie musical is taking shape after a writer was reportedly drafted in to revamp Emma Thompson's first draft - the movie is set to start filming in the spring...

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Screenwriter Drafted In To Revamp Emma Thompson's Annie Script

27th July 2012

The woman who adapted The Devil Wears Prada for the big screen has been commissioned to revamp Emma Thompson's first draft for Jay Z and Will Smith's Annie musical.According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer Aline...

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25th May 2012

The child star who took on the role of orphan Annie in the 1982 movie musical is now fronting a rockabilly band called the Leapin' Lizards. Aileen Quinn, who was 10 when she became a...

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Jay-z To Take On Annie Soundtrack For Willow Smith

25th May 2012

Jay Z is writing new songs for Will Smith's pop star daughter Willow to sing in the movie version of stage musical Annie.The rapper, who signed the Whip My Hair singer to his record label...

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New Annie Selected For Broadway

30th April 2012

An 11-year-old Californian has beaten out 5,000 hopefuls to land the coveted role of Broadways' new Annie.Producers spent nine months seeking out young talent for the role and they have announced Lilla Crawford will play...

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