It was a special weekend for Beasts of the Southern Wild star, Quvenzhané Wallis. Last night she was among some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities, vying to be the youngest ever to win the Best Actress award for her breakout performance. While she didn't walk away victorious, the 9-year old looked right at home amongst the A-list elite. It's something she'll have to get used to again, as she's just signed on for a major film with some powerful people backing it.
Targeted for the role earlier this month, Wallis has now been confirmed to star in a remake of hit Broadway musical, Annie. The Depression-era tale will be given a modern twist, but I wonder if Wallis will keep Annie's trademark crimson hair? Will Gluck (Easy A) is directing, with Will Smith and Jay-Z producing, so yeah it's got a lot of muscle behind it.
This will be her most accessible film yet, and hopefully what made her so great in 'Beasts' won't be stamped out by Hollywood. There's no release date yet, but Annie is aiming for release in 2014.