Will Gluck , writer-director of Easy A and Friends with Benefits, is in negotiations to helm Sony’s film adaptation of 1977 Broadway musical Annie, EW has confirmed. The project will be Gluck’s fourth movie for the studio. He is also expected to revise the screenplay for the new film version of Annie, which was written by Emma Thompson and rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada).
“At the helm of Annie, [Gluck] will bring to this film all the charm of the original Broadway production while also appealing to a new generation,” Doug Belgrad, president of Sony’s Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of production for the studio, said in a release.
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