Quvenzhané Wallis stars as Annie, a happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York. (SONY/COLUMBIA)
Wallis earned an Oscar Nomination for Best Actress for her performance in indie drama “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. Jamie Foxx won his Academy Award for his work as Ray Charles in the 2004 biopic “Ray”. Cameron Diaz is a four-time Golden Globe Awards nominee for the comedy “There’s Something About Mary” and dramas “Being John Malkovich”, “Vanilla Sky” and “Gangs of New York”. “Annie” co-stars Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale have been happily married to each other since 2012. Byrne’s credits include “Bridesmaids”, “The Place Beyond the Pines” and TV’s “Damages”. Cannavale’s films have included “Paul Blart: Mall Cop”, “The Other Guys”, “Win Win”, “Parker”, “Blue Jasmine” and “Chef”.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic in 2006 at the age of 7. To date, Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases and, in total, has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9. And in 2011, Jackson was inducted into the Broadcast Film Critics Association as their youngest member. The BFCA’s annual Critics Choice Awards is one of the industry’s most recognized and prestigious awards shows. Jackson is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and votes annually for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Currently, Jackson can be heard every Friday morning on WGNA-FM and his reviews are also posted on his website, YouTube channel and Cultjer.com. He is also a contributor to AnimationScoop.com, run by animation historian Jerry Beck. And Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE”, along with “The LCJ Q&A Podcast”, on which he interviews celebrities and filmmakers.