Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Tapped For Jay-Z & Will Smith’s Film “Annie”

By |2013-02-27T12:14:00+00:00February 27th, 2013|Categories: Rappersroom, Rappersroom News|Tags: |0 Comments

Quvenzhané Wallis has just landed another huge role after garnering an Academy Award nomination for starring in Beasts of the Southern Wild. The 9-year-old has been tapped by Overbrook Entertainment (Will Smith), Marcy Media (Jay-Z), director Will Gluck and Sony Pictures Entertainment to play the lead role of Annie.

“With the recent Academy Award® nomination and critical acclaim, Quvenzhané Wallis is a true star and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star," states Hannah Minghella, president of Production of Columbia Pictures. "She is an extraordinary young talent with an amazing range, not only as an actress but as a singer and dancer, and we can’t wait for audiences to further discover her.”

Annie is set to arrive in theaters during the winter holiday season in 2014.

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