Whenever I think of the story of Annie I think of a little girl in a red dress with wild red hair singing “It’s a hard knock life for us...”
That is all about to change this Friday (December 19, 2014) when a new Annie film comes to theaters across the country. It’s the same beloved story but with a few new twists and turns.
Annie stars Jamie Foxx as Will Stacks (the “Daddy Warbucks) and Quvenzhané Wallis as the lovable and precocious Annie. The film also stars Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.
Quvenzhané Wallis is an up and coming young star who has been seen in such films as 12 Years a Slave and Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Annie is a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.
Here is a clip from the film as well as the trailer for your enjoyment.
Cameron Diaz is an odd choice for the mean foster care lady, but it works.
The film looks really good and I can’t wait to see it. My kids are not really familiar with the story of Annie so it will be fun to introduce them to the popular story.
Look for Annie at a theater new you.
For more information you can visit the official movie website, www.Annie-Movie.com/Site. There you can watch the trailer, learn about the cast and crew, see photos and more. You can also follow the movie on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (links found at the top of the movie website).
I also have a wonderful Annie prize package to give to a lucky reader. The prize package consists of…
- Annie Stickers
- Annie Fuzzy Socks
- Annie Child Size T-shirt
- Plush Sandy Dog
- Annie Activity Book
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (18+) and will end on December 27, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize package and/or if you plan on seeing the film?
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.
*I will be receiving the same prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.