Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis stars of the highly anticipated movie Annie visit Northport Elementary in support of Turnaround Arts (an initiative that works with local program partners to provide intensive arts education resources to clusters of high-poverty schools across the country)
Kicking off in Minneapolis the stars and filmmaker Will Gluck met the first-through-fifth graders and worked with students preparing to audition for their school production of “Annie”. Teachers, parents and students at this school will have to opportunity to help design sets and costumes.
Award winning Jamie Foxx, who stars in Annie as Will Stacks, added, “Arts education is a way to make a real difference in the lives of kids everywhere. Being involved with the arts certainly changed my life, and I’ve seen that engagement change the lives of many others.”
Academy Award® nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis, who plays Annie in the film, said, “I was excited to visit the school today. We had so much fun and I'm glad that they are preparing for their own production of ‘Annie.’ Every Annie can be different, which is one of the reasons why it is so great to be a part of.”
Some of our favorite celebrities like Jada Pinkett Smith & Will Smith and Shawn “JAY Z” Carter are working behind the scenes on this film as producers. I LOVE the original (I watch it with my kiddos often) and I can’t wait to see this version with these great actors. After watching the trailer and laughing a few times at Cameron Diaz as Ms. Hannagan (you have to say it like the kids on the film) and the new modern twist to the film I CAN NOT WAIT! In theaters December 19th! Just in time for the holidays so make it a family affair!!
Watch the trailer:: http://www.annie-movie.com/teaser/
Photo Credit: Barry Wetcher