Beasts of the Southern Wild

Nine-year-old Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis to play Annie in upcoming film

If you haven’t seen Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, you’ve missed something truly extraordinary. At nine years old she’s the youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Academy Award (the youngest actor, Jackie Cooper, was 9 years old when he was nominated in 1931) and she completely deserves it.

Her performance has also landed her role most little girls would kill for: Annie. Columbia Pictures is planning an Annie reboot for a release in 2014, and they want Quvenzhané for the lead role.