We just chatted to Steven Tyler ahead of his visit to SA next week and he totally invited us backstage!

VOTE AND WIN: You could win an iPad Mini by voting for your favourite local celeb in the Channel24 Awards!

Cameron takes role after Sandra says no

2013-06-29 14:40
 
Los Angeles - Cameron Diaz will play spiteful orphanage owner Miss Hannigan in Will Gluck's remake of the classic musical movie, after Sandra Bullock allegedly turned down the part.

Cameron's tyrannical character is set to cause chaos for mischievous orphan Annie, played by nine-year-old rising star Quvenzhane Wallis, who was the youngest ever actress to receive a Best Actress nomination at the Oscars.

Jamie Foxx is on board set to play Benjamin Stacks, a new version of original character Daddy Warbucks, a wealthy yet cold-hearted man who takes Annie in, Deadline.com reports.

A fresh spin

The movie, produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z, will put a fresh spin on the family-favourite tale, originally adapted from a newspaper comic strip into a musical in 1977, followed by a popular film in 1982.

Fans can also expect a modern soundtrack from co-producer Jay-Z after his recent work on Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby score.

The project has been in the pipeline since 2010 when Smith and Jay-Z conceived the film as a starring vehicle for Smith's young daughter, Willow, who decided to abandon the lead role last year.

Aline Brosh McKenna and Easy A's Helmer Gluck are busy penning the script, with filming beginning later this year for a Christmas 2014 release date.

- BangShowBiz

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

ABC News has confirmed that director Mike Nichols and husband of Diane Sawyer has died aged 83. Read More »
Add your review

A cinema chain in Thailand's capital has cancelled all screenings of the latest The Hunger Games movie. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.