Movie Exclusive – First Official Teaser Trailer for “Annie” Remake

The first official teaser trailer for the Annie remake starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne has been released!

In this new teaser, we get to see some of the subtle changes that have been made to the story and the overall feel of the updated music. We also get our first look at some of the major dance numbers that will be featured throughout the film.

Originally the awaited movie musical was going to be released December 25, 2014. However, the release date was changed to an earlier date and it will now hit theaters on December 19, 2014.

What do you think of tis first official trailer? Do you like the updated feel of the classic musical? Are you looking forward to seeing the movie when it hits theaters? What do you think of the cast behind this Annie reboot?

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56th Annual Grammy Awards – Complete Winners List

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were held tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and all of the biggest music stars attended the show. The biggest winners of the night were Daft Punk and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

There were tons of amazing performances by artists such as Pink, Jay Z and Beyonce, and Lorde. When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their hit “Same Love,” 34 mixed couples were married in front of the whole audience, creating one of the night’s most memorable moments.

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Larry Busacca/WireImage.com (via Grammy.com)

Best Country Album:
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves

Best Pop Vocal Album:
“Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Royals” — Lorde

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)

Best Rock Song
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Best New Artist:
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

Best Dance Recording 
“Clarity” — Zedd Featuring Foxes

Best Rock Performance:
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons

Best Rock Album:
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin

Best Alternative Music Album:
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance:
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Unapologetic — Rihanna

Best R&B Album:
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys

Best Rap Performance:
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)

Best Rap Album:
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Country Solo Performance:
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington

Best Gospel Album:
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett

Best Tropical Latin Album:
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Best Americana Album:
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Best Comedy Album:
Calm Down Gurrl — Kathy Griffin

Song Of The Year:
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams

Album Of The Year:
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)
Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (via Grammy.com)

What do you think of these results? What did you think of the performances during the show? Did any of your favorite artists win tonight?

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter and Grammy.com

Movie Exclusive – “Annie” Reboot Gets a Release Date Change

Those familiar with the musical theater and Broadway world know the classic story behind the hit musical Annie. Columbia Pictures has been working on a major motion picture reboot over the past few months with Will Gluck directing.

The release date for this anticipated movie musical was originally set for December 25, 2014. However, the release date was recently changed to a slightly earlier date and the movie will now be hitting theaters on December 19, 2014.

Annie has an amazing cast behind it including Jamie Foxx and Benjamin Stacks, which is the Daddy Warbucks character. The talented and young actress, Quvenzhané Wallis will be playing the title character of Annie. Plus, actresses Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne are also part of the cast as Miss Hannigan and Grace Farrell respectively.

Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis on the set of "Annie"
Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis on the set of “Annie”

Are you excited to see this Annie reboot? What do you think of the cast behind this project? Be sure to check back in for more Annie exclusives as the film continues production!

Sources: IMDbPro, Box Office MojoInstagram, and Twitter

Cannes 2013 – Red Carpet Photos from “The Great Gatsby” Festival Premiere!

Yesterday was the opening day of the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival! Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby opened the festival with a premiere event.

The Great Gatsby cast members  Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton, and Amitabh Bachchan attended a photo call earlier in the day before the big premiere. Later in the evening, the stars walked the red carpet and were joined by several big Hollywood names; including directors Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee.

Actors such as Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Freida Pinto, Christoph Waltz, Paz Vega, and Vidya Balan also attended the event. Plus, Lana Del Ray, Florence Welch, and Jay-Z attended as they all contributed to the unique soundtrack.

Take a look at the photos from the photo call and the red carpet event in the gallery below!

Have you seen The Great Gatsby in theaters yet? If so, what did you think of Luhrmann’s take on the story? Are you looking forward to hearing more about the Cannes Film Festival as it continues? Be sure to check back in for more Cannes coverage!

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Source: IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – Jamie Foxx in Talks to Star in New “Annie” Adaptation

News has surfaced that actor Jamie Foxx is currently in negotiations to star  in a new film adaptation of the classic musical, Annie. If Foxx gets the role, he will be starring along side actress Quvenzhane Wallis, who is playing Annie.

Foxx is reportedly in the running for playing Benjamin Stacks, who is very similar to Daddy Warbucks, the traditional character Annie fans are familiar with.

This new adaptation is “an update” from the original musical and comic book strip and it is being distributed by Sony Pictures. Plus, this remake is being directed by Will Gluck and is produced by Will Smith, James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Jay-Z. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gluck has worked with screenwriters Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna on recent revisions of the script.  

Sony is aiming for production to start this fall and a 2014 release date. However, the film is still in early development so hopefully more news will become available as production continues!

What do you think of this potential casting choice? Do you think they should stay closer to the original musical and original story of Annie? Would you be interested in seeing this film when it releases?

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Source:  The Hollywood Reporter