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Annie

Will GluckUSA118 minutes2014PGColourEnglish

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Nov 12
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Updating the setting of the beloved Broadway musical from the Great Depression to contemporary NYC (with Sia and Grammy-winning producer Greg Kurstin rearranging the show's songs into a contemporary pop idiom), Annie stars Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) as the little orphan who, escaping from the clutches of her abusive foster mother (Cameron Diaz), is adopted as a publicity stunt by politically ambitious businessman William Stacks (Jamie Foxx). With the support of Stacks' kindly and loyal assistant (Rose Byrne), Annie manages to melt the mogul's heart, while foiling the schemes of his shifty political adviser (Bobby Cannavale).