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'Annie' Finally Finds Miss Hannigan in Cameron Diaz

June 27, 2013 (6:14 am) GMT
The 'Bad Teacher' actress has agreed to take the evil lady role, previously passed by Sandra Bullock, for Sony Pictures.

has landed a role in Sony Pictures' upcoming musical "", Deadline reports. The "" actress, who recently showed up in the international teaser trailer for Ridley Scott's "", is on board the project to take on the role of Miss Hannigan.

In the story, Miss Hannigan is introduced as a mean lady who runs the orphanage where Annie and her friends live. Sony initially envisioned that character to be played by . However, the co-star of in "" decided to pass on it after failing to reach an agreement with the studio at the negotiation table.

Diaz, who is expected to reprise her foul-mouthed teacher role in "", will be featured in the musical alongside and .

"" star Wallis is cast as the titular character, while "" villain Foxx is tapped to play NYC mayoral hopeful Benjamin Stacks, a variation of the Daddy Warbucks personage.

Set in a modern era, "Annie" is produced by and , and directed by Will Gluck. The movie is set to open opposite Disney's musical "" on December 25, 2014.

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