It appears Jay-Z, Will and Jada Smith are planning to take some creative liberties with their Annie remake film. In fact, it may not be called “Annie” at all.
The upcoming film, stars the awarding-winning actors Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx. Recently it was announced Foxx would play a variation of the original character Daddy Warbucks who will be called Benjamin Stacks in the remake.
According to the union casting notice obtained by the good people over at Playbill.com, many of the other character’s names will also be changed, including the title character.
The synopsis from the casting notice states notes the film will center around “an 11-year-old foster child named Isabella, who dreams of a better life involving a ‘no-limit credit card and shopping sprees galore,’ and an eight-year-old child named Mia, who has a slight speech impediment.”
The above likely indicates the film will be titled something other than Annie, perhaps Isabella.
Production for the Annie remake is set to get underway in August, in New York City.
Will Gluck is directing the project, based on a script he revised, originally written by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna.
Producer Jay-Z will also be working on the soundtrack of the movie which is slated for release on December 25, 2014.