Sony said when it announced that Quvenzhané Wallis will play the lead role in Annie, the reimagining of the stage musical being directed by Will Gluck, that it planned a winter holiday 2014 release. Now it has booked the pic for December 25, 2014. The slate is still pretty bare for that date, with only Fox’s Night At The Museum 3 claiming a place so far during the frame. Gluck also is rewriting the current script, revising a screenplay written by Emma Thompson and rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna based on the musical, which is based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. He is producing with James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith via Overbrook Entertainment, along with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith through Marcy Media. The pic will shoot later this year.

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