Even though she didn’t take home the ‘Best Actress’ Oscar for her role in the cult hit ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’, 9 year-old Quvenzhane Wallis‘ career is still looking up. She is slated to play the lead role in the upcoming ‘Annie’ remake.
The film, due for release in late 2014, is to be produced by Sony’s Columbia Pictures and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment. The Smith’s daughter, Willow Smith was supposed to have the part but aged from consideration and also told her actor father that she just wanted to enjoy being a kid.
Either way, the film looks like it’s going to be great. Check out some photos of the pint-sized star at the 2013 Oscars below..
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Quvenzhane also has another high profile role coming up, co-starring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The upcoming “Twelve Years a Slave” will be directed by Steve McQueen and released sometime next year.