'Annie' Trailer Appears Online: Watch



Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz get the unenviable task of updating the classic musical.

It's a hard knock life -- for die-hard Annie fans.


The first trailer for Columbia's modern-day update of the classic musical debuted Wednesday, offering a preview of what theatergoers can expect come Christmastime.

Like the classic 1977 musical, Annie centers on 11-year-old little orphan Annie (Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhane Wallis), who has a chance encounter with wealthy businessman Benjamin Stacks (Jamie Foxx), an update on the Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks character. Turns out Benjamin, who's running for mayor, needs a feel-good story to boost his stock; that's where Annie comes in. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz takes on the mean-spirited orphanage owner Miss Hannigan.

And how do they update the story for 2014? By dropping in obligatory references to George Clooney (Miss Hannigan) and Facebook (Miss Hannigan, again).

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