Jamie Foxx may join 'Annie,' plus more movie buzz

Jamie Foxx poses with the MTV generation award

Jamie Foxx poses with the MTV generation award backstage at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. (April 14, 2013) (Credit: AP)

WHO Jamie Foxx

THE MOVIE "Annie"

THE DEAL The Oscar-winning actor-singer-comedian is in talks to join an adaptation of the beloved musical, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Foxx is considering playing Benjamin Stacks, a variation on the wealthy Daddy Warbucks character who takes in the feisty little orphan Annie, played by Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), who replaced Willow Smith earlier this year. Director Will Gluck, whose most recent project was the Justin Timberlake comedy "Friends With Benefits," has reportedly just revised a script by Aline Brosh McKenna ("We Bought a Zoo") and actress Emma Thompson.

WHO Sally Kellerman

THE MOVIE "M*A*S*H"

THE DEAL The original Hot Lips Houlihan hosts a screening of Robert Altman's 1970 black comedy about medical personnel trying to retain their sanity in a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War. Kellerman's role (filled by Loretta Swit on the CBS sitcom) earned nominations for a Golden Globe and an Oscar, and although she passed up Altman's "Nashville," she rejoined him on 1994's "Prêt-à-Porter." She'll take questions after the film and will sign copies of her new memoir, "Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life."

INFO Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $20. 800-838-3006; cinemaartscentre.org.

THE MOVIE "Hannah Arendt"

THE DEAL This biopic of the German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist, who coined the phrase "the banality of evil" while covering the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial, doesn't open until May 29, but the Furman Film Series is holding an advance sneak preview. Barbara Sukowa takes the title role, collaborating again with director Margarethe von Trotta ("Vision," "Rosa Luxemburg"). Oscar nominee Janet McTeer ("Albert Nobbs") plays novelist Mary McCarthy, Arendt's longtime friend. A Q&A with co-screenwriter Pamela Katz follows the screening.

INFO Thursday night at 7:30 at Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. Tickets are $15. 516-829-2570; goldcoastfilmfestival.org.

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