With filming now underway on the 2014 version of the hit Broadway musical Annie, I am nearly as excited as anyone else who has seen the original 1982 or 1999 adaptations.
But I ask myself, 'Will it be compared to the other two versions? Or will it be different?' Now I know that there will be some differences such as Jamie Foxx being cast as Benjamin Stacks who is a different interpretation of Daddy Warbucks and Quvenzhane Wallis as Annie. While other cast members include Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan and Rose Byrne as Grace Farrell, there is still another question that gets me which is simply this...'Will the other songs that weren't in the 1982 film version be in this interpretation?' I'm talking about the musical numbers 'NYC', 'You Won't be an Orphan for Long', 'Something was Missing' and 'A New Deal for Christmas' that were in the 1999 Television version of Annie but were cut out of the 1982 version.
What I think should happen, is they should do the original musical with almost every song in the film itself. While I loved both film versions, I think it is appropriate for them to make a certain few changes to the characters but have the same story with the same musical numbers. What do you guys think about this? Should they change it? Whatever you think, let me know in the comments below