The movie will be going up against Fox's Night at the Museum 3 on Christmas Day next year. Universal's Minions and Disney's Tomorrowland are both slated for release less than a week before on December 19.
Will Gluck is directing Annie from his own revised screenplay. Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna previously worked on the script, based on the award-winning musical by Thomas Meehan. The story will be set in present day, with Jay-Z providing brand new music. Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and James Lassiter are producing through their Overbrook Entertainment company, along with Jay-Z and Tyran Smith for Marcy Media. No production schedule was given.
Annie was released December 19th, 2014 and stars Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, Cameron Diaz, Zoe Margaret Colletti. The film is directed by Will Gluck.