Sandra Bullock is in talks to join the forthcoming remake of Annie.

The Oscar-winning actress is currently negotiating a deal to play Miss Hannigan, the awful woman who runs the orphanage where Annie and her friends live, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

If Bullock comes on board she will be joining Quvenzhane Wallis, who is playing the title role, and Jamie Foxx.

Rapper Jay-Z and Will Smith are co-producing the project for Sony.

Will Gluck (Friends With Benefits) is directing the Annie remake.

Production is expected to start this autumn, with a scheduled 2014 release.