By C. Molly Smith
Updated December 05, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST
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Cameron Diaz is a couple weeks from her big-screen debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie, and now we have a look at exactly what we’re in for.

A new clip from the film her portrayal of the cantankerous caretaker, opening with her delivering a life lesson to her girls about the real world. Let’s just say she’s a glass-half-empty kind of gal…

Then, she breaks into song, bringing the famous track, “Little Girls,” to life. The song is certainly updated musically and thematically (reference to MTV, anyone?). Here’s Carol Burnett’s rendition in the 1982 film for comparison.

Annie hits theaters Dec. 19.


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