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Rose Byrne in Talks to Join Annie Cast

July 19, 2013  |  1:30pm
Rose Byrne in Talks to Join <i>Annie</i> Cast

The Hollywood Reporter) confirmed today that Rose Byrne is in talks to play Grace, the fresh-faced assistant of Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks (Jamie Foxx) in the Will Gluck-directed Annie remake.

If she takes on the role, she would join a cast that includes Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie and Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, the cruel orphanage matron.

The modern remake of the original Broadway musical is being produced by big names like Jay Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

The movie is due for a Christmas Day 2014 release and will vie for the top box office slot opposite Disney’s big-budget adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

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