There's nothing about Annie that screams that she has to be inherently white and red-headed. It's not something intrinsic to the character. Some cunt on another website compared it to Anne Hathaway playing Harriet Tubman.
Which actually sounds hilarious.
Is Sandra Bullock going to play Daddy Warbucks in this new interpretation?
If she can indeed sing, she'll be terrific.
This makes much more sense than the idea that Grace would be played by an African-American actress (which is what happened in the last remake, and seemed to defy all logic for what 1930s America was like).
Yeah - they have to do a MAJOR re-work and set this some time after the 1960s if it is going to work.
Please. Annie is a ridiculous fable is there ever was one. Even for a musical the stage version is over the top. No reworking will be required. I doubt they're going to bring Spike Lee in to insert a speech about race relations delivered by that dumb hotel Lili St Regis.
I guess Annie will now be carrying a purse.
They're inserting a scene where Sandy is turned into a purse by Mrs. Hannigan in a fit of rage. Little Girls is sang to her sewing machine.
Annie survives because it is every gay man's fantasy: finding a rich, sexy, bald topdaddy who will shower you with gifts.