Nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis at the White House. (AP Photo/File)
“The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun.”
The words and the tune are familiar, but the decidedly hip-hop twist belies a completely different story: that of the orphan Annie, who, in 2014, just happens to be Black.
On Wednesday the world was given a sneak peek at the new “Annie” – starring Oscar-nominated child star Quvenzhané Wallis and the ever talented Jamie Foxx – as the first trailer hit the Internet. The 2:30-minute clip shows a modern spin on the beloved tale of the mistreated orphan who went on to be adopted by one of the world’s richest men. Featured are the streets of Harlem and a mayoral campaign, as well as revamped versions of the classic songs.
“What will tomorrow bring?” The trailer asks its audience.
Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie…
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