Jay Z casts Quvenzhane as Annie in movie re-make

Quvenzhane Wallis lands lead role in Jay Z's re-make of Annie

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Everything Jay Z touches tends to turn to gold, so it’s wise to expect his modern-day re-make of Annie to do much the same.

With his sights set on Hollywood, the Holy Grail rapper has bagged himself Academy Award nominee Quvenchane Wallis to star as Annie.

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The talented 10-year-old has already enjoyed early fame after becoming the youngest actress ever to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination, for her leading role in 2012’s Beasts of the Southern Wild.

Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx have also been confirmed to star alongside Quvenchane in Annie, while Will Smith will co-direct the new film – which is set to be release around Christmas 2014.

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