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Sandra Bullock in talks for Annie role

Sandra Bullock in talks for Annie role

Jun 13 2013, 10:14am CDT | by

Sandra Bullock is in talks to star in 'Annie'. The 'Heat' actress is in ''early'' negotiations for a role in Sony's updated version of the classic musical about an orphan girl, playing Miss Hannigan...

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Sandra Bullock in talks for Annie role

Jun 13 2013, 10:14am CDT | by

Sandra Bullock is in talks to star in 'Annie'.

The 'Heat' actress is in ''early'' negotiations for a role in Sony's updated version of the classic musical about an orphan girl, playing Miss Hannigan, the mean-spirited owner of the orphanage Annie lives in, according to TheWrap.com.

Nine-year-old star Quvenzhane Wallis - who became the youngest ever actress to receive a Best Actress nomination at the Oscars earlier this year for her role in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' - is set to play the titular character in the new adaptation, which will be produced by actor Will Smith and rapper Jay-Z.

Bullock would join fellow Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx in the flick, as the actor has signed on to play Benjamin Stacks, a modern day incarnation of the Daddy Warbucks character.

As well as its impressive pedigree on screen, the film boasts several big names behind the scenes, also.

The musical is set to be directed by 'Easy A' helmer Will Gluck based on a script from 'Nanny McPhee' writer Emma Thompson, while co-producer Jay-Z will score the film.

Additionally, Smith will produce with his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith through their production firm Overbrook Entertainment.

The project has been in the works since 2010 when Smith and Jay-Z conceived the film as a starring vehicle for Smith's young daughter, Willow, but the singer-and-actress decided to walk away from the role last year.

'Annie' will begin production later this year for release in 2014.

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Ghostbusters 3 Hires The Heat Screenwriter: Katie Dippold Gets the Call

Oct 8 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

When it came to Who You Gonna Call to pen the script for Ghostbusters 3, director Paul Feig didn’t have to look too far. Feig hired his The Heat screenwriter Katie Dippold to pen the latest Ghostbusters, which is said to be a Ghostbusters reboot with an all-female cast. Given that Feig oversaw those Bridesmaids quotes as director, he is the perfect helmer to bring an all-female Ghostbusting crew to the big screen. And with The Heat being a huge hit for Sandra ...
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3 weeks ago

Speed 3: Keanu Reeves Is Up For It!

Sep 24 2014 6:16pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Do you guys want to hear (read) some fantastic news? Well, strap on your seat belts because we're going on a ride!Guess who could potentially be on board for Speed 3. I'll give you some hints.1. He was the star in the first Speed movie.2. His absence from Speed 2 essentially ruined the movie.3. It's Keanu Reeves!Wow, I'm terrible at giving hints. But yes! In an exclusive interview with Nerdist, about his upcoming film John Wick, they also snuck in ...
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3 weeks ago

Keanu Reeves is Down to Make Speed 3!

Sep 24 2014 6:16pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Do you guys want to hear (read) some fantastic news? Well, strap on your seat belts because we're going on a ride!Guess who could potentially be on board for Speed 3. I'll give you some hints.1. He was the star in the first Speed movie.2. His absence from Speed 2 essentially ruined the movie.3. It's Keanu Reeves!Wow, I'm terrible at giving hints. But yes! In an exclusive interview with Nerdist, about his upcoming film John Wick, they also sn ...
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3 weeks ago

Would Keanu Reeves Do Speed 3?

Sep 24 2014 10:19am CDT | Source: movie fanatic

Keanu Reeves is out promoting his latest, teased in this killer John Wick trailer, and he was asked by Nerdist if he would return to the theoretical bus in a Speed 3. His answer -- could be a joke or it could be for real. “Oh my gosh, Speed 3: Redemption! Sure. You know what I mean? Jack Traven just dusting it off.” What do you make of those comments? Is he kidding or could you seriously see Reeves returning to the role that sent ...
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4 weeks ago

Sandra Bullock Goes Blond—See the Oscar Winner's Lighter Hair Color!

Sep 22 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: eonline

The blonder, the better. Well, that may not always be the case. But by the looks of it, Sandra Bullock looks pretty good with her newly lightened tresses—although ...
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4 weeks ago

Anthony Mackie Says Our Brand Is Crisis

Sep 20 2014 12:46pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Set to join Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob ThorntonAfter spending several months in development, political drama-comedy blend Our Brand Is Crisis is now gearing up at top speed. David Gordon Green is calling the shots with a cast that already includes Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton aboard, and Anthony Mackie is set to join them.Produced by Argo duo George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Crisis is adapted from Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary, which saw President Clinto ...
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4 weeks ago

Toby Kebbell in Talks for BEN-HUR, Andie MacDowell Joins MAGIC MIKE XXL, and Anthony Mackie Set for OUR BRAND IS CRISIS

Sep 18 2014 4:47pm CDT | Source: Collider

A few casting stories have surfaced this afternoon.  Briefly: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Toby Kebbell is in early talks to take on the villain role in the Ben-Hur remake. The lovely Andie MacDowell will bring some femininity to the sequel Magic Mike XXL. Anthony Mackie is in talks to join Sandra Bullock in the excellent-sounding political drama Our Brand Is Crisis. Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned casting. Just after casting Boardwalk ...
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5 weeks ago

Billy Bob Thornton In Talks For Our Brand Is Crisis

Sep 15 2014 7:11pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

He's looking to join Sandra Bullock in the political picWith Sandra Bullock attached to star and David Gordon Green on board to direct, political comedy drama Our Brand Is Crisis is gearing up at Warner Bros. According to The Wrap, Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to co-star.Crisis is adapted from Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary, which saw President Clinton’s former advisors James Carville and Stan Greenberg applying what ...
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5 weeks ago

Leslie Mann Is Audrey Griswold in VACATION; Billy Bob Thornton Joins OUR BRAND IS CRISIS; Ben Foster Enlists for FINEST HOURS

Sep 15 2014 3:03pm CDT | Source: Collider

We’ve got a trio of intriguing casting stories to share this afternoon.  Briefly: Leslie Mann will play the grown-up version of Audrey Griswold in the upcoming Vacation reboot. Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to join Sandra Bullock in director David Gordon Green’s (Prince Avalanche) political drama Our Brand Is Crisis. Ben Foster is the latest actor to join the cast of Disney’s coast guard drama The ...
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6 weeks ago

George Clooney to Direct Drama About British Phone Hacking Scandal

Sep 3 2014 2:26pm CDT | Source: First Showing

Right now George Clooney has his hands in a lot of projects at the moment. He's slated to star in Hail Caesar for Joel & Ethan Coen, is producing Our Brand is Crisis starring his Gravity co-star Sandra Bullock, and is also developing a Norwegian thriller called Pioneer. Now Variety has word that he's figured out his next directing gig with Hack Attack at Sony Pictures. The drama will focus on the recent phone hac ...
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