This isn’t the Annie you know. In a new clip, Quvenzhané Wallis sings an entirely new song written for the film by “Chandelier” singer Sia and Greg Kurstin. The song is perhaps more radio-ready than some of the musical’s saccharine hits. (Though “It’s The Hard Knock Life” has had its moments. Jay Z, after all, is a producer on the new film.) Wallis’ voice sounds sweet on the track, which her character sings at the Guggenheim Museum. Director Will Gluck told People, where the clip premiered, that Annie’s asked to give a speech but instead just sings. That sounds like the Annie fans know and love. “Annie sings this song after she realizes that she’s got a good thing going with Jamie Foxx’s character,” Gluck told People.
Sia and Kurstin wrote three new songs for the movie and adapted some old favorites, including “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile.”
Where it exactly fits in to the movie (or what song from the stage show it’s replacing) is unclear at this point. One thing’s for sure, it’s pretty evident that Annie won’t be singing “Tomorrow” to FDR’s cabinet this time around. Unless the movie features some unexpected time travel.