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Cameron Diaz will play mean Miss Hannigan in Annie remake

Despite previous reports that Sandra Bullock would take the role, Cameron Diaz is now set to play Miss Hannigan in the updated version of the musical, Annie, reports Deadline.com

hollywood Updated: Jul 02, 2013 15:41 IST

Despite previous reports that Sandra Bullock would take the role, Cameron Diaz is now set to play Miss Hannigan in the updated version of the musical, Annie, reports Deadline.com

Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) will play the main character, who becomes the protégée of a billionaire played by Jamie Foxx, while Diaz takes the role of the mean woman who manages Annie's orphanage.

This Columbia Pictures movie will be produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z, who plan to give a hip-hop touch to the story that was first adapted for the big screen in a 1982 movie directed by John Huston.

The shooting for Annie, is expected to start this fall, and the film is due around Christmas 2014.