Monday 23rd March 2015
Get ready to bring home Annie, the heartwarming tale of rags to riches, reinvented for a new generation of fans. Releases on Digital HD 20th April 2015 and on Blu-ray and DVD 27th April 2015 courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Annie stars Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx (Best Actor, Ray, 2004) as New York City billionaire Will Stacks, who takes in a foster kid to boost his image while campaigning for mayor. Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis plays Annie, a young, happy foster kid originally left by her parents with the promise they'd be back for her some-day. The "hard knock life" she's experienced living with mean foster mom Miss Hannigan, played by Cameron Diaz (Shrek), has also made her into a savvy, street-smart New York City kid. Her life changes dramatically after meeting Will Stacks, who takes her in and believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around. Featuring a mix of new and timeless songs, this updated version brings a hip new vibe to a heart-warming family film that both old and new fans can enjoy. Annie also stars Rose Byrne (This Is Where I Leave You) as Stack's assistant Grace, and Bobby Cannavale (Chef) as Stack's campaign manager, Guy.
The Annie Blu-ray and DVD both come with all-new featurettes, including exciting behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the film and a director's commentary, featuring Will Gluck on the production of the updated story and challenging fans to find nods to the original 1982 film. Also included is the "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" music video, spending a day with the foster girls in New York. Audiences can relive the magic of Annie again and again with the DVD and Blu-ray Disc's sing-alongs, including five of the film's iconic songs; "Hard Knock Life," "Tomorrow," "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here," "Opportunity" and "I Don't Need Anything But You."
Also exclusively available on Blu-ray are adorable bloopers, a photo gallery, Annie Trivia, and a deleted song, "Something Was Missing" featuring Jamie Foxx. The Blu-ray also includes four all-new, making-of featurettes. The first, "It's a Hard Knock Camp," takes audiences behind the scenes to see the process of the foster kids auditioning for their roles, callbacks, dance training and more. The second, "A Day on Set With Quvenzhané," highlights some of the interesting aspects of what it takes to be Annie, as Quvenzhané takes viewers through a day in the life on Annie. Audiences can go behind the scenes in the "Moonquake Lake - On Set!" featurette, where "Pop Culture Canada" host "Alexander St. James" interviews the "directors of the film" leading into a world premiere trailer featuring the fictional film stars, Andrea Alvin (Mila Kunis) and Simon Goodspeed (Ashton Kutcher). Lastly, fans can enjoy the film's music in many languages from around the globe in the "Tomorrow Around The World" featurette.
Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Best Actress, Beasts of the Southern Wild, 2012) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York. But everything's about to change when New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) makes a campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but it just might be the other way around.