Fresh off her Oscar nomination for her starring role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quvenzhane Wallis has now be officially confirmed to star in Sony Picture’s upcoming remake of Annie, according to Deadline.
The film was originally hatched up as a vehicle for producers Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s daughter, Willow. Willow dropped out of the project last month, having aged out of the role.
Directed by Easy A and Friends with Benefit director Will Gluck, the film will also feature new musical compositions from co-producer Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter.
The original script by Emma Thompson is currently being rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna for a fall shoot date.