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Quvenzhane Wallis and Cameron Diaz Star in 'Annie' First Trailer

March 6, 2014 (2:19 am) GMT
A bright foster kid, a mean foster mother, and a politician with thinly-veiled campaign to win his election are previewed in this video.
Quvenzhane Wallis and Cameron Diaz Star in 'Annie' First Trailer

The classic "" gets updated with and among the cast. The first trailer arrives, showing the bright musical tone and the comedic elements of this modernized version directed by Will Gluck and produced by as well as .

Wallis plays the titular orphan, and Diaz portrays her mean foster mom. The little girl's life is changed after she bumps into a wealthy politician () who decides to take her in to make a good impression on press. stars as his assistant, and is his adviser.

The hard-nosed tycoon, who is also a New York mayoral candidate, believes he has become the kid's guardian angel, but her self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.

The famous original soundtracks like "Tomorrow" and "Hard-Knock Life" also get revamped for this modernized take, with Jay-Z serving as a music supervisor. Oscar nominee Wallis is seen singing and dancing on the rooftop and on the street with Foxx and Byrne.

The film is due Stateside on December 26.



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