Tags: cameron diaz | annie | hannigan

Cameron Diaz to Take On 'Annie' Role of Headmistress Hannigan

Image: Cameron Diaz to Take On 'Annie' Role of Headmistress Hannigan

Friday, 28 Jun 2013 02:17 PM

By Teresa Meek

Cameron Diaz is joining the cast of "Annie" to play Miss Hannigan, the mean mistress who runs the orphanage, in a Hollywood remake due to be released next Christmas.

MSN Entertainment's The Wrap reports a source familiar with the project says Diaz is on board for the role, unlike Sanda Bullock, who reportedly turned it down twice.

Urgent: Supreme Court Right on Gay Marriage? Vote Here Now

The role is not likely to be a “crazy profitable” one for the actress, Screen Fury reported.

Diaz should find the role of a harsh headmistress an interesting transition from her lead in “Bad Teacher,” a 2011 film about a middle school teacher who drinks, smokes dope, and cusses at her students after losing her sugar-daddy boyfriend.

Diaz will be joining actors Jamie Foxx in a supporting role and Quvenzhane Wallis from “Beasts of the Southern Wild” as the lead in the new movie, Screen Fury reports. Will Smith and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter are among the producers, MSN Entertainment said.

The MSN site invited readers to post their opinions on its Facebook page as to whether Diaz “has what it takes” for the role. Reactions were mixed.

“Not at all,” wrote Matthew Bernard, whose Facebook page describes him as a creator/writer/executive producer at Spin the Bottle.

Others, though, were more concerned with — and divded on — her overall acting ability.

“She does not have the acting skills for even the most inane role,” wrote one person.

“She could play a doorknob and still be great,” wrote another.

Editor's Note: Get the Navy SEALs Cap – Celebrate Our Heroes

Related stories:

'Bad Teacher' to CBS: TV Comedy From Cameron Diaz Movie

Cameron Diaz Tops List of Riskiest Celeb Searches

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

The 2016 'Book Race': GOP Candidates Like Ben Carson, Huckabee Sell Like Hotcakes

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:50 PM

If potential Republican presidential candidates' recent book sales are a strong indication of their electability, then B . . .

Smoke on Boston Train Scares Passengers Who Bust Out Windows to Escape

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:37 PM

A commute on Boston's Red Line Thursday morning turned into chaos as smoke filled the train and passengers broke out win . . .

Seth Jackson Sentence: Foster Dad Gets 32 Months in Hot Car Death

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:50 PM

Kansas foster dad Seth Jackson was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for the July death of a 10-month-old girl who . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved