Watch: The Final Trailer for 'Annie' Teases a New Rhythm for an Old Classic

Watch: The Final Trailer for 'Annie' Teases a New Rhythm for an Old Classic

Nov 04, 2014

Annie, the story of the little orphaned girl with signature red locks, first appeared on the Broadway stage in 1977. The musical was a hit. Audiences were charmed and inspired by the story of the mini ragamuffin and her joy for life under the worst of circumstances. Annie was adapted for the big screen in 1982, opening to mixed reviews — but that didn’t stop it from becoming a childhood favorite. Fast forward to 2014, when the Jay-Z and Will Smith-produced version of the film will be arriving in theaters.

Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) takes the title role, changing the Annie template for a whole new generation. And here’s the final trailer for the upcoming movie, released on December 19 (just in time for Christmas).

Wallis’ Annie looks just as exuberant with Cameron Diaz mugging like crazy for the camera, playing the cruel foster mother Miss Hannigan. Jamie Foxx’s Will Stacks replaces the original "Daddy" Warbucks,” who saves Annie from a potentially disastrous accident. He’s a hardball politician, but she clearly warms his heart. The original trailer for the film was shaky, but this version seems to show more of the relationship between Foxx and Wallis’ characters — and in that way it’s heartwarming. Sia is featured on the movie soundtrack, but the famous “Tomorrow” appears to be voiced by Wallis herself.

 

 

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