The 41-year-old half-Cuban American actress has introduced her on-screen alter ego, the oh-so-cruel Miss Hannigan in the contemporary take on the classic Broadway musical Annie.
“I want you to meet someone,” she recently tweeted. “Her name is Ms.Hannigan. She ain’t nice and she ain’t pretty. #Annie.”
Diaz pouts for the camera. In some on-set pictures landing online around the same time, she is seen wearing a grey sweater, cut-off denim shorts, sheer tights, and black boots. She finishes off her look with big hoop earrings and a selection of necklaces.
In the original story, Miss Hannigan is the wicked owner of the orphanage where Annie resides. Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis plays the titular red-haired girl, Jamie Foxxstars as her savior, and Rose Byrne as her mother figure.
Directed by Will Gluck and produced by rapper Jay-Z and actor Will Smith, the modern-day musical adaptation will hittheaters in the U.S. on December 19, 2014.
Cannavale, who most recently appeared in Woody Allen’sBlue Jasmine, will play a bulldog political adviser to Foxx’s character as he makes a mayoral run in New York.
The film is set for release on Christmas Day 2014.
Gluck is currently revising the film’s screenplay, which was written by Emma Thompson and rewritten by Aline Brosh McKenna. It’s based on the comic strip and the musical stage play Annie, with book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin.
Cannavale will next appear in the Jon Favreau-directedChef opposite Favreau and Scarlett Johansson, and the Dan Fogelman-directed Imagine with Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner and Annette Bening.
The 40-year-old half-Cuban American actress has signed on to star in the new big screen adaptation of Annie.
Diaz will play the cantankerous orphanage matron Miss Hannigan, a rep for Columbia Pictures confirmed to Entertainment Weekly, in the actress’ first official musical role onscreen.
The character of Miss Hannigan was memorably portrayed by Carol Burnett in the original 1982 big-screen version of Annie, which was directed by John Huston. For this new version, Easy A helmer Will Gluck will assume the directing duties.
Sandra Bullock had reportedly been in talks for the scene-stealing role, but she recently pulled out.
Diaz joins a star-studded production that’s being produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z.
The cast includes Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, who will play a Daddy Warbucks–like billionaire character, while Quvenzhané Wallis—who at 9 years old became the youngest Best Actress Oscar nominee for her work in Beasts of the Southern Wild—will take on the titular role.
Production is expected to start in the fall with a Christmas 2014 release date in mind.
The Latina actress has joined the cast of Fox’s NBC series, which has a 22-episode order for a fall 2013 lunch.
From Sony Pictures Television and Will Gluck, the single-camera comedy is inspired by Fox’s real life and stars him as Mike Burnaby, a husband and father of three in New York City juggling the challenges of family and career while dealing with Parkinson’s disease.
A former lead anchor for a local NY station, Mike decides to go back to work after Parkinson’s forced him to take time off.
Nogueira will portray Kay, Mike’s very young, very sweet, hard-working but very emotional segment producer.
Nogueira previously co-starred in the Fox comedy pilot El Jefe last season.
The 30-year-old half-Mexican American actress will be a star panelist at Lucky magazine’s inaugural West Coast Fashion and Beauty Blog (a.k.a. FABB) Conference. She’ll join a list of celebrity bloggers that includes Elizabeth Banks, Dianna Agron and the events’s keynote speaker Zac Posen.
Covering beauty and fashion, the conference will also feature panelists like Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, Project Runway producer Desiree Gruber, the founders of whowhatwear.com, Easy A director Will Gluck and others.
Panel topics and speaker sessions will include What Fashion Can Learn From Hollywood, Working with fashion and entertainment brands and talent in cyberspace, and Finding your voice and monetizing for the blogosphere.
Lucky’s FABB conference will take place in Santa Monica, California on April 30.