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See Ya, Sandy! Cameron Diaz Is In For 'Annie'

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Sandra Bullock might have abandoned her role in the "Annie" orphanage, but with this "Bad Teacher" coming in to sub it's gonna be one lovable tomorrow indeed, kids.

Deadline reports that Cameron Diaz has been wrangled in to star in Columbia Pictures' upcoming "Annie" remake as the sinfully sour Miss Hannigan, a character positively owned by the way-ahead-of-her-time Carol Burnett back in the '82 version. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

'Annie' Remake: Sandra Bullock Bows Out

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UPDATE (6/24/2013): According to  The Hollywood Reporter, negotiations for Sandra Bullock to play Miss Hannigan in the upcoming "Annie" adaptation have ended. Bullock was reportedly offered the role, but turned it down. After back and forth talks since March, it appears the sun will not come out for Miss Congeniality.

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(6/13/2013): It looks like Sandra Bullock might be grabbing a martini and some pantyhose for her next film project (No, we don't mean "The Heat 2.")

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bullock is in early negotiations to play Miss Hannigan in the upcoming adaptation of "Annie." The new flick will star Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stacks, a contemporary reinvention of Daddy Warbucks. Sony is making the film alongside Will Smith and Jay-Z as producers. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Will Quvenzhané Wallis Play 'Annie'? Maybe!

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Quvenzhané Wallis: From the Bathtub to "Easy Street"?

The young star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" may soon be showing off her singing abilities as she's in talks to take on the title role in "Annie," according to Inside Movies. Get More »

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50 Upcoming Movie Remakes (Yep, 50!)

Dirty Dancing
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Whenever a movie studio announces plans for another remake, the reaction among fans and pundits is always the same: Hollywood doesn't have any new ideas.

But we like to look on the bright side of things, which is why we're so happy when we hear of a cool remake or reboot. Hey, who needs new ideas when there are already so many great old ideas waiting to be rediscovered?

With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 50 — that's right, 50! — upcoming Hollywood remakes that tickle our fancy. Because if these films were good the first time, you never know, you might just enjoy them even more the second time around. Get More »

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Our 9 Favorite Gingers (in Movies)

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In the UK, redheads or "gingers," once considered evil demonic spawn, are regularly insulted and abused. But we in America have a long-standing love affair with strawberry locks, so much so that many blondes and brunettes have dyed their hair to become famous fiery redheads, a la Lucille Ball, Nicole Kidman and Emma Stone.

In honor of Pixar's new "Brave" heroine Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), we've assembled our list of favorite cinematic gingers -- and by that we mean the characters were redheads, not necessarily the actors. Yes, they're all ladies, but we'd love it if more actors like Damian Lewis, Michael Fassbender and Kevin McKidd let their ginger flags fly high. Rupert Grint can't be the only one to represent, guys. Get More »

13 Movie Dads We Wish Were Ours

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Sony

Dads are good guys. They put together our complicated toys, they taught us to drive, and they took us camping. But we've always considered him to be a total dork, or the big bad guy who Mom would call on to deliver the harshest punishments.

We wanted a father who was more like ones in movies. Why didn't we have a dad who built a magical baseball field, was fabulously wealthy, and who greeted crises with jokes, hugs, or lethal force instead of groundings?

We know our dads were cool, always there for us, and making us better people. We love them dearly. But in honor of Father's Day, here are 13 movie dads we still find ourselves admiring for their humor, cuddliness, special talents, and in some cases, bank vaults full of money. Get More »

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Will Smith Is the Kids' Choice Awards Host with the Most

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Although Jaden and Willow Smith are busy hanging out with Justin Bieber and whipping their hair back and forth, their dad Will Smith will always be the Fresh Prince.

After winning quite a few Kids' Choice Awards over the years, including "Favorite TV Actor" in 1990 for "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," he'll be handing them out at this year's ceremony on March 31.

This is the 25th anniversary of Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, which is the only TV awards show to literally douse attendees in green slime, as opposed to, say, the Golden Globes, where the hosts do it figuratively. Marjorie Cohn, the President of Original Programming and Development at Nickelodeon Group and one of the show's exec producers promises it will be "the biggest, loudest, messiest spectacle in the show's 25-year history." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Emma Thompson May Adopt Little Orphan 'Annie'

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Will Smith is the fresh prince of multitasking these days, what with his own movie career, his production company and partnership with Jay-Z, and boosting his kids' careers.

In between takes on his new movie "Men in Black III," he's been hunkered down in his behemoth of a trailer cooking up his daughter's hair-whippingly adorable debut in "Annie." Smith, who is producing the musical with Jay-Z, has asked his "Men in Black III" costar Emma Thompson to pen the remake herself. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Empire

The Sun Will Come Out if 'Glee's Ryan Murphy Directs 'Annie'

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Remember when musicals weren't cool? If you need help jogging your memory, that was before Ryan Murphy gave America a much-needed dose of "Glee" and turned some then-Broadway faces into a new generation of triple-threats.

Not surprisingly, Murphy is now the top choice to direct a re-imagining of "Annie," which will star Willow Smith as the lovable orphan, Deadline reports.

The project, helmed by none other than Willow's parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith (through a venture they share with Jay-Z), will be a modern spin on the classic, Tony-winning tale. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Little Orphan Annie Gets Ready to Whip Her Hair Back and Forth

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Little Orphan Annie has seen a number of changes since she first began conquering the Sunday funnies back in 1924. From radio to Broadway to the big budget Hollywood film adaptations, the red-haired spitfire has been inspiring underdogs the world over in print and in song for decades. Now, though, she's about to do something she's never done before.

She's going to whip her hair back and forth.

Yes, it's true: according to Variety, Will Smith is currently in discussions with Sony to produce a new version of Annie -- and it will star his daughter, Willow, as the iconic comic strip orphan. Talk about your Daddy Warbucks. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety
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