Sandra Bullock as Miss Hannigan? Star could join 'Annie' remake

Sandra Bullock could star as Miss Hannigan in "Annie" movie.
Sandra Bullock could star as Miss Hannigan in "Annie" movie. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Sandra Bullock could soon sign on for the hard-knock life: The Oscar-winner is reportedly in talks to play the boozed-up Miss Hannigan in Sony Pictures' planned reboot of "Annie."

Bullock would star alongside "Beasts of the Southern Wild's" Quvenzhane Wallis as adorable orphan Annie and Jamie Foxx as a modern-day Daddy Warbucks, a wealthy would-be mayor named Benjamin Stacks.


Jane Lynch is currently starring as the evil orphanage headmistress in the Tony-nominated Broadway revival.

Bullock, who stars in the upcoming comedy "The Heat," initially turned down the role, but the actress' camp recently resumed negotiations with the studio, the Wrap reports.

Production on the film is slated to start this fall with a release planned for the 2014 holiday season. Will Smith and Jay-Z are among the movie's producers.

Carol Burnett was memorable as Miss Hannigan in the 1982 film adaptation of the comic strip-turned-musical. While Bullock rapped with Betty White in "The Proposal," it remains to be seen if she can belt out "Little Girls" like Burnett.