In the midst of filming his forthcoming role as Max Dillon in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Jamie Foxx is also concurrently negotiating his way to land a role in the revamped version of “Annie.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award-winner has received an offer from Sony Pictures to star opposite of Quvenzhane Wallis in the Will Gluck-directed flick as the Daddy Warbucks-inspired-character “Benjamin Stacks.”
Produced by Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, in association with Jay-Z, the classical musical is scheduled to begin production later this year. In February, the studio announced its decision to replace Willow Smith’s role as Annie with the 9-year-old “Beasts of the Southern Wild” star.
“Quvenzhane Wallis is a true star and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star,” the president of production for the studio said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “She is an extraordinary young talent with an amazing range, not only as an actress but as a singer and dancer, and we can’t wait for audiences to further discover her.”
“Annie” is tentatively set to hit theaters during the holiday 2014 season.