(Getty Images)The youngest Best Actress Oscar nominee of all-time has only made one movie. She doesn't own a driver's license, and she can't buy cigarettes or beer. At 9 she's not even close. An acting prodigy, she lists Selena Gomez among her favorite actresses and loves cheerleading. She's Quvenzhané Wallis and you might not be able to say her name, but you will remember it.How do you pronounce "Quvenzhané?"When we interviewed her, she pronounced her name Kwah-VEN-Ja-Nay, but we're guessing...Read Full Story
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The Bottom LineShould you see it?Yes. Why?Beasts of the Southern Wild features an incredible performance from a 6-year-old who deserves to be seen.Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of the few movies that shows us a world we never knew could exist. Told through the eyes of a 6-year-old girl with a Don King haircut named Hushpuppy, the film follows her life in the "Bathtub," a Louisiana Bayou in danger of disappearing underwater with each passing storm. Director/co...Read Full Story
From Left: Dwight Henry, Quvenzhane Wallis, and Benh Zeitlin (Photos by: Getty Images).Young director Benh Zeitlin took the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals by storm this year with his first feature, Beasts of the Southern Wild. The Queens, NY native has spent a lot of time in post-Katrina, post-BP oil spill Louisiana and has not only adopted the battered southern state, he's made it his muse. To lead his film, Zeitlin chose two non-actors to play the lead roles. Quvenzhane Wallis was...Read Full Story
Beasts of the Southern Wild may have been shut out at the Academy Awards, but the film's young lead has received a solid consolation prize.Quvenzhané Wallis is set to star as the title character in Sony Pictures' new take on Annie, the frequently adapted stage musical.The nine year-old actress, who starred as Hushpuppy in Benh Zeitlin's film and earned herself a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, will take over the role, which was originally intended for hair-whipping Will...Read Full Story
It was rumored a while back that Willow Smith may play the lead in the new Annie. Now that has changed. Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis was officially casted this past Sunday as Annie in the Will Smith adaptation of Annie. She is the youngest Academy Awards Best Actress nominee ever for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild.
This adaptation of Annie is to be directed by Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits) with the screenplay written by Emma Thompson and being rewritten by Aline...Read Full Story
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