Quvenzhané Wallis Will Star as Annie in a New Annie Movie by Easy A Director

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Here's some excellent movie news: Quvenzhané Wallis will not sulk off into adolescence with her (fingers crossed!) Oscar like some accolade-hoarding mini-Smaug. According to the AP, she's landed the title role in a new version of Annie and should stick around in pop culture for at least a few more years.

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And some especially encouraging news: Will Gluck, the guy who coaxed a masterful cool-dad performance out of Stanley Tucci in Easy A, will be directing this new Annie, set for a 2014 holiday season release. Let's hope we can enjoy this news without listening to comic strip sticklers making vaguely racist, Finnick-esque arguments on the internets about how Quvenzhane Wallis simply can't play Annie because Annie has red hair and freckles and things can never ever change for any reason.

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‘Beasts' star Quvenzhane Wallis [AP via Yahoo]

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bearspunk
bear spunk

don't really care about the part where the remake casts a black girl. I'm more bothered by all the commenters that prefer the 1999 Annie vs. the 1982 Annie. Really?