Quvenzhané Wallis may be a long-shot to win an Oscar for Best Actress tonight, but she’s celebrating some big news today. Sony Pictures announced late Sunday morning that the Beasts of the Southern Wild star has landed the highly prized title role in its feature film adaptation of the classic musical Annie.
And she’s in some major A-list company, too: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jay-Z are all signed on to produce the film. They’ve been on the hunt for a star to play the eponymous 11-year-old orphan with the heart of gold ever since the Smith’s daughter Willow Smith dropped out of the film.
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