Quvenzhane Wallis cast as Annie

Monday February 25, 2013

Quvenzhane Wallis has bagged the coveted role of orphan Annie in the new film adaptation of the musical.

The nine-year-old Beasts Of The Southern Wild actress - who lost out to Jennifer Lawrence for the best actress Oscar at the weekend - takes over the role from Willow Smith, who recently opted out of the movie, reports Us Weekly.

Hannah Minghella, president of production for Columbia Pictures, said in a statement: "Quvenzhane Wallis is a true star and we believe her portrayal as Annie will make her a true worldwide star."

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