'Annie' Remake Adds Cameron Diaz As Miss Hannigan

Cameron Diaz

Sandra Bullock's loss is Cameron Diaz's gain: Following Bullock's decision to pass on the role of Miss Hannigan in Will Gluck's upcoming Annie remake, Cameron Diaz has reportedly signed on for the part.

Diaz's involvement suggests an altogether different take on the character, who Carol Burnett played as a rather gross alcoholic and child abuser in the 1982 film version. But then, "different take" is what this Annie is all about, given that Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis will be playing the traditionally red-headed title character, with Jamie Foxx attached to star as the wealthy benefactor who rescues her from Hannigan's squalid orphanage.

With recent rumors of a Bad Teacher sequel and Annie on the horizon, Diaz seems to be gravitating toward unlikable characters these days. Perhaps she's having a Charlize Theron moment, and looking for her own Young Adult?

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