Quvenzhane Wallis May Double $750,000 Annie Salary If Film Earns $145M
Not a hard knock life! At just 10 years old, actress Quvenzhane Wallis is already carving out her niche in the acting world -- and the Annie star is being handsomely rewarded for her efforts. Appearing in the title role of the film adaptation of Broadway's Annie, Wallis -- who previously won raves for her turn in 2012's Beasts of the Southern Wild -- costars in the flick alongside heavy hitters Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx and Rose Byrne.
Here, Us Weekly lays out five of the young talent's cushiest perks that come along with her latest role.
1. She's got top billing: Though Annie is only her third big-screen outing, Wallis' contract stipulates that she be billed no lower than second in the credits. That means a few of her costars (Foxx, Byrne and Diaz included) will fall below her.
2. She's earning a hefty payday: Who needs Daddy Warbucks? Wallis will double her $750,000 salary if the remake earns $145 million domestically. She'll also bank a piece of the profits from ticket, soundtrack and merchandise sales.
3. A new wardrobe will fill her closet: She's never fully dressed without . . . Annie's duds! The Oscar nominee can keep her costumes after the film wraps, as long as the studio has duplicates. But will that red dress go with her puppy purse?
4. While on set, she's lounging in style: Wallis' agreement allows for a "private, first-class trailer" with unlimited WiFi while filming in New York City. Oh, and the chauffeur who ferries her there is subject to her personal approval.
5. The final cut is subject to her approval: Should the Louisiana native flub the lyrics to "Tomorrow" or stumble over a dance move, you may never see it. She has the final word on which of her bloopers Columbia Pictures can publicly release.
Annie is expected in theaters in December 2014.