Taraji P. Henson serving Cramped Orphan Annie realness.
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Taraji P. Henson and her devilish grin will portray the queen of mean, Omit Hannigan, in NBC’s Annie Dwell! The three-time Emmy nominee and Oscar nominee will channel her incorrect facet to play the tyrannical caretaker on the orphanage, whom Carol Burnett performed within the 1982 movie model. “Carol Burnett, who introduced Omit Hannigan to lifestyles within the classic 1982 movie, is any individual I truly indulge in studied and idolized as a ways aid as I could well even be aware,” Henson mentioned in an announcement considered by EW. “So when the chance came to me to hitch NBC and this fantastic neighborhood of producers, I jumped. Carol, I hope to originate you proud.”
NBC is gathered on a nationwide hunt for its titular young star. Annie Dwell! is determined for December 2, three years after Jesus Christ Huge title made John Fable an EGOT (and one 300 and sixty five days after Matthew Morrison ruined Christmas because the Grinch). Neil Meron and Bob Greenblatt, the duo who gave us Peter Pan Dwell!, The Wiz Dwell!, and The Sound of Song Dwell!, will create. Annie Dwell! will doubtless be directed by Lear deBessonet, who placed on a original, public model of Disney’s Hercules in 2019. Meron beforehand produced a Disney movie-musical of Annie that starred Kathy Bates, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, and Audra McDonald. Appears to be like to be like enjoy we gotta hold on till the next day — err — December!
Taraji P. Henson to Play Omit Hannigan in NBC’s Annie Live!