Sandra Bullock is reportedly in talks for the upcoming Annie remake at Sony Pictures.
Will Smith and Jay-Z are producing the proposed adaptation of the classic comic strip. Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis have already signed on for roles in the movie.
Should she work out a deal with the executives at Sony, The Wrap reports Sandra Bullock would tackle the role of Miss Hannigan. The character, famously played by Carol Burnett in John Huston’s adaptation, runs the orphanage where Annie lives.
Wallis will portray Annie in Sony’s flick, while Foxx will play a guy named Benjamin Stacks. He is essentially a modern version of the Daddy Warbucks character found in the strip and the other musicals.
Although reports are suggesting that Bullock is close to signing a deal, nothing has been set in stone just yet. As with everything in Hollywood, things could change between the actress and the studio at the drop of a hat.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sandra Bullock was originally offered the role of Miss Hannigan back in March. She originally decided to pass on the project. However, now it would appear that Sony and Bullock are trying to work things out once again.
Will Gluck, the director behind Friends with Benefits and Easy A, will direct the picture for Sony. The adaptation also has a host of producers working behind-the-scenes. In addition to Will Smith and Jay-Z, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jay Brown, and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith will producer.
Once casting has been squared away, Sony hopes to have production going by late fall. The studio is currently eyeing a 2014 release for the musical.
Sandra Bullock can be seen next in the buddy cop flick The Heat with Melissa McCarthy. The busy actress will also appear alongside George Clooney in Children of Men director Alfonso Cuaron’s intriguing sci-fi flick Gravity.
Are you a fan of Sandra Bullock? Do you think the actress is right for the role of Miss Hannigan in the upcoming Annie remake?