Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Testament Of Youth Trailer Arrives
'Our youth has been stolen from us'
Latest Expendables 3 Trailer Wants To Punch Your Eyes
Bang and blame
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Jamie Foxx To Play Mike Tyson
In a biopic written by Terence Winter
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Gravity (2013)
Empire Star Rating
White House Down (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Heat (2013)
Empire Star Rating
After Earth (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Sandra Bullock Turns Down Annie
Sony still searching for Miss Hannigan

20 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Sandra Bullock

UPDATE: It's turning into a hard-knock life for Sony, at least as far as casting Annie's boozy matron Miss Hannigan is concerned. After Sandra Bullock suggested that she was possibly steering away from the role comes official confirmation, via The Wrap, that she's turning it down. It would have been nice to see an exuberantly nasty Sandra Bullock coming over all Child-Catcher on Annie and her fellow orphans, but with such a juicy role on offer, the studio shouldn't have too much trouble finding another gifted comic actress to take on Hannigan.

After a rough start in the development orphanage, the Will Smith / Jay-Z-driven remake of Annie is finally seeing a brighter tomorrow with a director, star and other cast members attached. But what it really, really wants is Sandra Bullock to play mean orphanage owner Miss Hannigan. She’s proving tough to lock down, but is now back in talks.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bullock originally entered talks about the role back in March but ended up passing on the film. Now she’s back and all involved are trying to hammer out a deal.

If she does end up joining the cast, she’ll be appearing alongside Beasts Of The Southern Wild’s Quevenzhane Wallis as the titular moppet and Jamie Foxx as rich saviour Benjamin Stacks.

Will Gluck is aboard to re-write the script and direct, and Sony wants the movie shooting in the autumn for a planned 2014 release. Bullock has cop comedy The Heat set to arrive here on July 31, followed by Alfonso Cuaron's astro-drama Gravity on October 18. Next year brings Minions, the Despicable Me spin-off in which she voices Scarlett Overkill. That one is out on December 19.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Eddie Redmayne On For The Theory Of Everything
He'd play Stephen Hawking
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

before I saw the draft of $4388, I didn't believe ...that...my mom in-law actualy earning money in there spare time on their computer.. there great aunt had bean doing this 4 less than 19 months and by now repayed the depts on there appartment and bourt themselves a Land Rover Defender. I went here, w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m More

Posted by eliza111 at 19:26 on 20 June 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Michel Gondry Talks Mood Indigo
Gondry on Bjork, erections and Mark Ruffalo in his pants

Everything You Need To Know About The Dragonriders Of Pern
The lowdown on Warner Bros. new fantasy sci-fi

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)