Cameron Diaz to Star In New 'Annie' Movie

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    Cameron Diaz poses for photographers as she arrives for the British premiere of the film "Knight & Day" at Leicester Square in London July 22, 2010.
By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
June 28, 2013|3:36 pm

Cameron Diaz signed onto the upcoming Will Smith-produced reboot of "Annie," according to reports Friday.

The film will be the second collaboration between Sony and Diaz, who also starred in "Bad Teacher."

Furthermore, the "There's Something About Mary" star is slated to portray Miss Hannigan in the "Annie" reboot: the same role that went to Carol Burnett in the original 1982 film, according to The Wrap.

In addition to Will Smith, Jay-Z will also be producing the updated musical, which is best known for is its famous numbers such as "Tomorrow" and "Hard-Knock Life."

The 1982 version of the film was adapted from the Broadway music that follows Annie, a mischievous orphan in New York City during the Depression era who is taken in by Oliver Warbucks, America's riches billionaire.

Diaz joins an already-stellar cast of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx.

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Meanwhile, Diaz is busy filming "The Other Women." The actress will also appear in the upcoming film "The Counselor" alongside Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt.

In a recent interview, the 40-year-old actress, who is famous for her lean figure, surprised fans by admitting her favorite snack: fried pork skin.

"Oh, that's my favorite snack in the whole world," speaking to Elle U.K. in December.

While they are known as fried pork skin or pork rinds in the U.S., the British snack is also called pork scratchings and consists of skin that has been salted, deep-fried, and served cold.

Part of the process behind making pork scratchings involves burning off the pig's hair, and sometimes not all hair is removed. The unwanted addition to the snack does not bother Diaz though.

"Even with the bristles- I don't care, I'll do it," said the actress, according to the magazine. "It's my favorite thing."

 

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