Cast: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale
Writers: Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKenna
Director: Will Gluck
The story: Annie (Wallis) is rescued from her horrible foster mother, Miss Hannigan (Diaz), by wealthy New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Foxx) in this update of the musical.
The buzz: Unnecessary? Of course. But Jay Z is one of the movie’s producers, and he’s already done pretty well for himself by remaking “Hard Knock Life.”
— CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE