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Bobby Cannavale in New York on March 1, 2013Brad Barket/Getty Images


Forget tomorrow; the sun has already come out for Bobby Cannavale, and it doesn't look like it will stop shining anytime soon. The actor's newest project is the upcoming remake of "Annie," which will also star Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz, and Cannavale's real-life love Rose Byrne.

According to Deadline, Cannavale is joining the cast in a supporting role as "a bulldog political adviser" to Foxx's Daddy Warbucks character (cleverly renamed Benjamin Stacks). Diaz has taken on the awesome task of playing Miss Hannigan; Byrne is on hand for the role of sweet Grace; and the preternaturally adorable Wallis is starring as Annie herself.

With a scene-stealing turn in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine" under his belt, as well as a smaller part in the drama "Lovelace," Cannavale is having a great summer. He's up for Emmys for his roles in "Nurse Jackie" and "Boardwalk Empire," and he also has two movies coming out soon -- Dan Fogelman's "Imagine" and Jon Favreau's "Chef."

Directed by Will Gluck ("Friends with Benefits," "Easy A"), "Annie" will hit theaters next Christmas.

[via Deadline]


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