The movie, which opens Dec. 19, centers on Foxx playing a tycoon and New York mayoral candidate who’s advised to take in the street-smart orphan as a campaign move.
“It’s like having a turtle,” he asserts. Wallis smiles winningly throughout the trailer and declares on seeing a photo of herself, “Whoa — my hair’s gigantic.”
Will Gluck directs from a script he wrote with Aline Brosh McKenna, based on the 1977 musical stage play “Annie,” which was in turn based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.”
It’s also the second go-round for an “Annie” movie. John Huston directed the first film in 1982. Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale also star.