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A First Look At Quvenzhané Wallis In The New 'Annie'

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Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis roared forth a couple of years ago in the offbeat Beasts of the Southern Wild, but now she's going for a classic in a new film version of one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time: Annie. In a new trailer, she sings, she dances, she hangs out with Jamie Foxx and Rose Byrne, and she tries to escape the mean clutches of Cameron Diaz.