Content EditorThe remake of Annie has added another star to its lineup. The film, which is set to star Quvenzhene Wallis in the titular role, has found its Nash in Lost star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje!
Nash is the gruff but lovable driver and bodyguard of Benjamin Stacks (who will be played by Oscar winner Jamie Foxx). Agbaje has appeared in several music videos, but this will mark his first venture into movie musicals. In addition to Foxx and Wallis, Agbaje's co-stars include Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, and newly-minted Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale. It is, as you probably already know, being produced by Will Smith and Jay Z.
The native Londoner has appeared in numerous high-profile films, including The Bourne Identity, The Mummy Returns, and G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra. He will soon hit the big screen again in not one but two hotly anticipated features: Thor: The Dark World and Pompeii. Pompeii, will see the actor star alongside Game of Thrones hunk Kit Harington and former Mad Men favorite Jared Harris. In the highly anticipated Thor sequel Agbaje will play the dual role of Algrim/Kurse - a character we've seen very little of during the film's promotional campaign, but who we can look forward to seeing when the film hits theaters. Kurse can, however, be seen in a very quick shot from the Thor: The Dark World trailer:
Alan Taylor, the film's director, had a plenty of complimentary words about Agbaje's performance in an interiew with Empire: “Algrim in a way is the most impressive villain presence in the movie...He’s quite something when he turns into Kurse. Adewale spends a lot of time under layers of latex and stuff, and I was so impressed by his performance, he brought so much to it.... I think he deserves some attention, although he’ll be buried under prosthetics!”
Thor: The Dark World hits cinemas stateside on November 8, Pompeii will do the same on February 28, 2014, and Annie has a projected release date of Christmas Day 2014.