Actor Bobby Cannavale arrives at the premiere of 'Blue Jasmine' hosted by AFI & Sony Picture Classics at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on July 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California

Actor Bobby Cannavale arrives at the premiere of ‘Blue Jasmine’ hosted by AFI & Sony Picture Classics at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on July 24, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California

*Bobby Cannavale is the latest cast addition to Sony Pictures and Overbrook Entertainment’s urban remake of “Annie.”

The actor, coming off an Emmy-nominated performance on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” will play a bulldog political adviser to Jamie Foxx’s Benjamin Stacks character as he makes a mayoral run in New York.

Cannavale joins Quvenzhane Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne in the Will Gluck-directed film.

The film is set for release Christmas Day 2014.

Cannavale is currently starring in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”