The Rebooted Annie by Will Smith and Jay Z
Today is the first official day of filming on the new Annie, a Will Smith and Jay Z produced modernized musical. Now, they are calling this a reboot. While I think that Quvenzhane Wallis is adorable and no doubt will do a fabulous job, I have some issues with this new movie. First, are there no new ideas in Hollywood? They are “rebooting” Annie and The Sound of Music. You cannot mess with the classics. Second, Cameron Diaz will be playing Miss Hannigan, the role originally was played by Carol Burnett. You cannot replace Carol Burnett with Cameron Diaz. That is just wrong. Lastly, Jamie Foxx is playing Daddy Warbucks. I don’t doubt he has the charisma for the role but can he pull off the singing? I don’t know about any of you but I think the original was just delightful. I don’t see a reason to reboot it. Come up with some new ideas, Hollywood, we’re sick of the recycling of movies that got it right the first time.
How can they possibly hope to replace her?