Sandra Bullock once again turned down the role of Miss Hannigan in the upcoming Annie remake.
Although the folks at Sony Pictures tried their best to get the award-winning actress on-board for the project, she ultimately decided against tackling the iconic role.
The Wrap reports negotiations have fallen through for a second time. However, it’s unclear why Sandra Bullock ultimately decided against taking part in the Annie remake. Producers are now forced to find someone else to play the part of Miss Hannigan.
The Blind Side star turned down the chance to play the character earlier this year. Despite her decision to pass on the project, Bullock was approached by the studio again earlier this month.
According to The Huffington Post, Sony Pictures hopes to have production going at some point this fall. It’s unclear if Bullock’s decision to pass on the project will affect the studio’s timetable.
Sony has already tapped Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhane Wallis for the lead role in the project. Django Unchained alum Jamie Foxx will reportedly portray a Daddy Warbucks-style character in the flick. Will Smith and Jay-Z will serve as producers while Will Gluck will direct.
Unless Bullock’s decision to pass on the project throws a monkey wrench into their game plan, Sony hopes to have the movie finished and on the big screen by Christmas of 2014. However, it’s being reported the studio is currently eyeing other comic actresses for the role of Miss Hannigan.
Sandra Bullock can be seen next in the upcoming buddy cop flick The Heat with Melissa McCarthy. The film will attempt to serve up some laughs on June 28. The actress will also appear alongside George Clooney in Children of Men director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity.
Are you a fan of Sandra Bullock? What do you think about the actress passing on the role of Miss Hannigan in the upcoming Annie remake?