Youngest Ever Oscar-Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Secures Role in Annie

Ahead of what could be the biggest night in Quvenzhané Wallis’ fledgling career, it has been announced that the young starlet will indeed star in Sony Picture’s upcoming version of Annie.

Wallis got the film world all aflutter with her incredibly mature performance in Beasts of The Southern Wild – a feel-good movie centred on climate change, which is nominated for Best Picture at tonight’s Oscars ceremony. The then-5-year-old Wallis has already made Oscars history with her nomination for best actress; she’s the youngest ever. A win is perhaps a stretch too far, with Emmanuelle Riva – incidentally the oldest ever nominee in that category – and Jennifer Lawrence leading the way for their parts in Amour and Silver Linings Playbook respectively. "With the recent Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim, Quvenzhané Wallis is a true star and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star," President of production at Columbia Pictures Hannah Minghella said. "She is an extraordinary young talent with an amazing range, not only as an actress but as a singer and dancer, and we can't wait for audiences to further discover her." (via Yahoo).

Quvenzhane Wallis at Arlington Theater Annual Santa Barbara International

Quvenzhane Wallis at Arlington Theater Annual Santa Barbara International

Annie is to be produced by Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z, with the latter – the self-appointed CEO of rap – surely set to provide the film’s score, having recorded a rap version of It's a Hard Knock Life from the original musical. However tonight goes for Wallis, be it a record-breaking win or not, it looks as if she’s embarking on a glittering career in film.


Tags: Quvenzhane Wallis - Will Smith - Jay Z - Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences


More Quvenzhane Wallis

It's a Hard Knock Life This Christmas With 'Annie' - [Trailer + Pictures]

The youngest ever Oscar nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis – with a touch of autotune thrown in for good measure - plays the iconic and titular role...

Annie Trailer

Annie is a young orphan living with her cruel foster mother Miss Hannigan at an orphanage for girls. Having been left on the doorstep as...

The 'Annie' Remake: EVERYTHING You Need To Know

The first trailer for the ‘Annie’ remake has finally been released and sees the classic tale given a throughly modern update. Since the film won’t...

First "Annie" Trailer, Starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Makes Its Way Online

Calling all musical theater fans. Not only is the Annie movie officially coming to a screen near you soon, there’s also a trailer and everything....


12 Years A Slave Trailer

Director Steve McQueen joins the stars of '12 Years A Slave' to praise the immense level of acting skill that went into creating the movie....

Solomon Northup's Story Comes to Life in '12 Years a Slave' [Trailer + Pictures]

Solomon Northup was a regular New York resident who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. He was rescued 12 years later. 172 years...

12 Years A Slave Trailer

Solomon Northup was a well-educated man from a successful family living in upstate New York with his wife and three children. He was categorised as...

12 Years A Slave: The Slavery Movie We've All Been Waiting For

Films - or should we say writers and directors - that dare to tackle the issue of slavery come rarely, and when they due, they...



Quvenzhane Wallis Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Quvenzhane Wallis

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All