Timeless musical ‘Annie’ gets a contemporary remake with Sia and Jamie Fox in new line up

The remake of an iconic musical

 

For generations, families everywhere have fallen in love with the musical score to the 1982 musical “Annie,” and such iconic songs as “Tomorrow,” “It’s the Hard-Knock Life,” and “Maybe,” have provided the soundtrack to countless childhood memories.

Now, as a new vision for the classic show is set to hit movie theaters on December 26th in Columbia Pictures’ Annie, Roc Nation Records/Overbrook Entertainment/Madison Gate Records/RCA Records announce the “Annie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” will be released on December 15th, 2014. The soundtrack features newly recorded versions of the film’s signature songs plus new tunes performed by Sia, Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, and more.

The first single from the soundtrack is the 2014 film version of “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile,” performed and co-written by Sia and produced by Greg Kurstin, who also serves as Executive Music Producer on the film.

A sneak peak of the heartwarming music video for the song premiered today on Good Morning America and can now be viewed on Vevo.com. Filmed with the energetic backdrop of New York City, the video was helmed by the acclaimed director Will Gluck, who is also the film’s director.

Singer/songwriter Sia and producer/songwriter Greg Kurstin were charged with creating new arrangements for the classic songs, breathing new life into such iconic songs as “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (2014 Film Version),” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (2014 Film Version),” and “Little Girls (2014 Film Version).” They have also written new songs for the soundtrack, including “Opportunity,” “Who Am I,” and “Moonquake Lake” featuring Beck; Sia also co-wrote “The City’s Yours” with Stargate. Matt Sullivan served as the film’s Executive Music Supervisor.

“Annie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” track listing:

01 Overture – Cast

02 Maybe – Quvenzhané Wallis, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith and Amanda Troya

03 It’s The Hard-Knock Life – Quvenzhané Wallis, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith and Amanda Troya

04 Tomorrow – Quvenzhané Wallis

05 I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here (2014 Film Version) – Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne and Stephanie Kurtzuba

06 You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (2014 Film Version) – Sia

07 Moonquake Lake – Sia and Beck

08 Little Girls (2014 Film Version) – Cameron Diaz

09 The City’s Yours – Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis

10 Opportunity – Quvenzhané Wallis

11 Easy Street (2014 Film Version) – Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale

12 Who Am I? – Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Quvenzhané Wallis

13 I Don’t Need Anything But You (2014 Film Version) – Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis and Rose Byrne

14 Tomorrow (Reprise) – Cast

15 Opportunity (Sia Version) – Sia [Version does not appear in film]

 

Synopsis

Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) – advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) – makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.

 

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