The new Annie will mostly follow the classic storyline, though a few modern twists are in order. For one, Miss Hannigan appears to be sober:
…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 [Annie] 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.
The film is produced in part by music moguls Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of the lovable Punjab anywhere :(