Quvenzhane Wallis to Star in 'Annie' Remake
Quvenzhane Wallis didn't take home the Oscar for Best Actress but she did score her next big role.
Hours before she attended the Oscars Sunday, the 9-year-old "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star had reason to celebrate when Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Quvenzhane has been cast in the title role of a new film adaptation of "Annie."
"Quvenzhane Wallis is a true star and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star," the president of production for the studio said in a statement. "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."
Quvenzhane made history this awards season by becoming the Oscars' youngest-ever actress nominee.
"Annie" will be produced by Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and rapper Jay-Z. It will hit theaters during the 2014 holiday season.