Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje Joins Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx In ‘Annie’ Adaptation
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje Joins Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx In 'Annie' Adaptation
Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje has joined the cast of Sony Pictures’ Annie, a reimagining of the Broadway musical, which stars Quvenzhané Wallis as the title characters.
Agbaje will play a character named Nash, who’s described as the tough but lovable bodyguard and driver for Benjamin Stacks (the character played by Jamie Foxx – the Daddy Warbucks of the movie).
He’s also a good friend to Annie.
Co-starring Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne, the film is currently filmming in New York City, under Will Gluck’s direction, based on a script he revised, originally written by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna.
Will & Jada Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, in partnership with Jay-Z (who’ll be working on the soundtrack) are producing.
The long-in-development remake of the Broadway musical will be released by Sony Pictures on December 19, 2014 (Sony moved the date up a week).
Up next for the busy Mr Agbaje, catch him in George Tillman Jr.’s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, in theaters on October 11, and then Thor: Dark World on November 8. Further out, he’ll appear in Paul W.S. Anderson’s actioner Pompeii.
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