‘Annie’ Remake to be Directed by Will Gluck

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Will Gluck, whose directing credits include Friends with Benefits and Easy A, is set to take on the Broadway remake Annie. The film will be set in modern day, however, rather than the 30’s setting of the original.

Gluck will revise the film’s screenplay, which was written by Emma Thompson and rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna based on the musical stage play “Annie,” book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and on “Little Orphan Annie.” The film will be set in the modern day. The studio is anticipating a late fall start and is eyeing a 2014 release date.

Source: ComingSoon