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Jamie Foxx in talks to play “Daddy Warbucks” in ANNIE.

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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A couple months ago, Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis was tapped to star in the remake of Annie. Now according to Heat Vision, Jamie Foxx is in talks to play “Benjamin Stacks”, who is “a variation of the Daddy Warbucks personage”. I’m sure the name is in accordance to an updated re-imagining, but my initial reaction to it is to cringe. Hopefully, it works better in the context of the movie and the tone director Will Gluck and producers Will Smith and Jay-Z are going for.

Foxx is currently filming on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is developing a horror series for SyFy. He’ll be seen later this summer in the action film White House Down. Annie is eyeing a fall production start for a 2014 release.

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