Cameron Diaz is getting in touch with her evil side. After playing the morally challenged central character in Bad Teacher, she has been cast to play the villainous Miss Hannigan in the Will Smith and Jay-Z produced remake of the hit musical Annie.
The character rules the orphanage with an iron rod but meets her match in Annie, who will be portrayed by Quvenzhane Wallis, who earlier this year was the youngest person ever nominated for the best actress Oscar.
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is also in line to star in the film, which will hit screens in late 2014.
The movie is being directed by Will Gluck from a script written by Emma Thompson and later rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna. (Source)
Cameron Diaz’s hit comedy Bad Teacher is getting a sequel. Sony Pictures has given Bad Teacher 2 the green light.
Filmmaker Jake Kasdan, who took charge of the 2011 movie, will return to direct the follow-up, although it is not yet known if Diaz will reprise her role as an alcoholic, drug-taking school teacher for the second installment.
The original release, starring Jason Segel and Diaz’s ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake as the actress’ geeky onscreen crush, grossed $216 million worldwide and has since inspired a TV sitcom based on the film. (Source)