Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Annie  stars Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis can be seen on the cover of the December issue of of ESSENCE magazine.  In the issue cover story, “Gifted & Grateful,” readers find out how Wallis and Foxx win over hearts-including each other’s-in the magical remake of the Broadway classic. The stars of the much anticipated film also talk to ESSENCE about how much fun they had fun working together, handling show business, and how they each plan to ring in this holiday season.

ESSENCE Dec Cover inside photo“I don’t think we could have done this movie unless Quvenzhané came along. It’s sort of like she’s tailor-made for the role in a sense. I would challenge you to find a girl who personifies ‘Annie’ better than Quvenzhané does,” says Foxx.

Also, in a first for ESSENCE, the cover of the December issue will be interactive using the augmented reality app, Blippar. Readers can simply download and open the free Blippar app on their smartphone or tablet, and hold their phone up to the image of the cover stars and watch as the image springs to life on their mobile device screen. Readers can instantaneously unlock exclusive content featuring the cover stars, shop directly from the magazine pages and more!

ESSENCE hits newsstands this Friday, November 7th.  Peep the newest Annie  trailer below:

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Annie  arrives to theaters on December 19.