Jamie Foxx in line for Annie remake

In talks to play Daddy Warbucks role

Will Gluck’s remake of Annie could be set to add Jamie Foxx to its ranks, with THR reporting that the star is in talks to take on the Daddy Warbucks role.

The production already has Beasts Of The Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role, with Foxx in line to play a renamed version of Warbucks called “Benjamin Stacks”.

Because he has stacks of money, see? The Warbucks character is the kindly old benefactor who takes orphan Annie into his care, giving him something to spend all his cash on.

Directed by Gluck, the film will be set in the present day and will be produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith through their Overbrook Entertainment company.

As to whether we’ll get another version of Hard Knock Life, we can only wait and see. Jay-Z and Kanye, feat. Beyoncé? We wouldn’t be surprised…

Would Foxx be a good pick for the role? Tell us, below!


    • filbert77

      Apr 30th 2013, 11:30

      So the defining aspect of this remake is that all the white characters from the original are black? that warrants remaking a classic.. I get what they're thinking but its not necessary in the slightest...

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Apr 30th 2013, 11:52

      filbert77 - seen the remake of Death at a Funeral? Me either.

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    • jaykays hat

      Apr 30th 2013, 12:19

      Shame that Gary Coleman is no longer around, he would have made a great Annie.........what choo talkin bout Hannigan!!

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