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Youngest Ever Oscar Nominee Wallis to Play Annie

February 27, 2013

Actress Quvenzhane Wallis, fresh from the Oscars spotlight as the youngest ever best actress nominee, is to play the lead role in ‘Annie’ in a Tinseltown remake of the hit Broadway musical, filmmakers said.

The nine-year-old, who drew praise for her amazingly mature performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild, will play the title role in Annie, also a remake of the Oscar-nominated 1982 movie.
 
"With the recent Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim, (Wallis) is a true star and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star," said Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures production head.
 
"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." Read More



 
 
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