Dec 5, 2014

Contemporary new Annie is coming to theaters December 19th.

Disclosure: I received an Annie prize pack in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

An updated version of my favorite movie is coming to the big screen on December 19th.    I have been obsessed with Annie since my childhood.  I know every song, even if I did just realize it's "Apple Seller" and not "Apple Cellar" in "I Don't Need Anything But You."  My girls have a new found love for both the 1982 version with Aileen Quinn and the Disney version from 1999, so the songs of her story play daily in our home. 

I am so excited to see Columbia Picture's new take on the classic.  Updated music, story line, set in the now.  

A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures' comedy Annie.  Director/Producer/Screenwriter Will Gluck teams with producers James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith, Caleeb Pinkett, and Shawn "JAY Z" Carter, Laurence "Jay" Brown, and Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith with a modern telling that captures the magic of the classic characters and original show that won seven Tony Awards. Celia Costas serves as Executive Producer.  The screenplay is by Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the musical stage play "Annie," book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and on "Little Orphan Annie," © and ® Tribune Media Services, Inc.Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhan√© Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, 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 (Cameron Diaz).  But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.  Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.

Enter below for your chance to win an Annie prize pack:
- One (1) official ANNIE kids shirt
- One (1) 'Build A Brighter Tomorrow' activity book
- One (1) sticker sheet
- One (1) Scholastic ANNIE poster

The giveaway is open only to U.S. residents, ages 18+.

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