Jamie Foxx in talks for "Annie" remake
Jamie Foxx is in talks to star in 'Annie'.
The 'Django Unchained' star has entered negotiations to play a variation of the classic Daddy Warbucks character in Sony Pictures' remake of the musical film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Foxx would star alongside Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis - who is set to play the titular character - playing the part of Benjamin Stacks, a man with enormous wealth who eventually takes in the spunky young orphan.
The musical will be directed by 'Easy A' filmmaker Will Gluck and was written by Emma Thompson, best known for 'Nanny McPhee'.
Will Smith - whose daughter Willow was originally set to star as Annie before dropping out of the role last year - will co-produce with Sony through his Overbrook Entertainment company along with wife Jada Pinkett-Smith, James Lassiter and rapper Jay-Z.
Jay-Z, who recently scored the soundtrack for Baz Luhrrman's hotly anticipated 'The Great Gatsby', is set to compose the film's score.
Foxx last starred in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning 'Django Unchained' and is currently filming 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', in which he plays new villain Electro opposite Andrew Garfield's crime-fighting superhero.
'Annie' is set to be filmed later this year for a 2014 release.