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February 27, 2013 at 08:34 PM EST

The sun will come out on Christmas Day 2014.

The next big-screen adaptation of Annie, which was without a leading lady until just a few days ago, has an official release date. EW has confirmed that Quvenzhane Wallis’ Annie will meet her Daddy Warbucks and sing all about her hard knock life in theaters on Dec. 25, 2014. The film will be directed by Will Gluck and is being produced by Marcy Media along with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment.

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