Annie Movie

Annie movie poster

Who's Involved:

Jamie Foxx, Bobby Cannavale, Will Gluck, Will Smith, Ken Stovitz, Jay-Z, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Aline Brosh-McKenna, Shawn Carter

Release Date:

Friday, December 19, 2014 (Nationwide)

some mild language and rude humor

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.

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Who stars in Annie: Cast List

... Annie

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" , "Fathers and Daughters"  

... Benjamin Stacks

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" , "Soul"  

... Miss Hannigan

"S** Tape (Cameron Diaz/Jason Segel - 2014)" , "Shrek Forever After"  

"Sing 2" , "Jolt"  

"Like a Boss" , "Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway"  

... Nash

"Thor: The Dark World" , "The Thing"  

Who's making Annie: Crew List

A look at the Annie behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Will Gluck last directed Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and Peter Rabbit. The film's writer Aline Brosh-McKenna last wrote Cinderella and We Bought a Zoo.


Will Gluck


Aline Brosh-McKenna


Shawn Carter
James Lassiter
Jada Pinkett-Smith
Will Smith

Production: What we know about Annie?

Key Facts

  1. Jamie Foxx will play a character named Benjamin Stacks, a variation of Daddy Warbucks, who takes in the orphan girl being played by Quvenzhane Wallis.
  2. Based on the stage musical Annie, with the book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin -- which in turn was based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie.
  3. Jay-Z will "re-imagine" the music, much as he did when he re-fashioned the Broadway show's "Hard Knock Life" into an anthem of urban poverty.

Filming Timeline

  1. June 2014: The film was in Completed status.
  2. March 2014: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. September 2013: The film was in Production status.
  4. Currently filming in New York City.

  5. July 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. January 2013: The film was in Development status.
  7. The movie is contemporized and will shoot late 2013 for a 2014 release.

  8. August 2012: The film was in Development status.
  9. Aline Brosh McKenna, the screenwriter behind The Devil Wears Prada, will rewrite the screenplay.

  10. January 2011: The film was in Announced status.

Annie Release Date: When was the film released?

Annie was released in 2014 on Friday, December 19, 2014 (Nationwide release). There were 3 other movies released on the same date, including Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, After the Fall and Mr. Turner.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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