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James Franco Headed To Oz?

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james franco in early talks for oz movie

We absolutely love James Franco, but let's be honest…he's been in the land of Oz for a while now, so he might as well get paid for it. LOLz.

Franco, who's got about 7000000 projects in a variety of formats already in the works, is in early talks to take on the lead role in Sam Raimi/Disney's Oz, The Great and Powerful.

Previous actors who were up for the role include Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp, who officially passed on the project last week.

If cast in the role, Franco would play "a young illusionist with a grandiose attitude who is forced to flee a traveling circus. His hot air balloon is swept up by a tornado to the land of Oz, which is run by two magical wicked witches."

Sam Raimi previously worked with James Franco on the pre-Andrew Garfield Spider-Man trilogy. We know a lot of some people hated on Spider-Man 3, but we liked Franco's body as Harry Osborn.

Would U like to see James Franco venture into the world of Oz?

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4 comments to “James Franco Headed To Oz?”



  1. 1

    anything regarding "the wizard of oz" should be left alone - it's a classic people continually try to fuck up………



  2. 2

    Alas, our daily gay ass James Franco post. Perez just couldn't resist.



  3. 3

    i love my boyfriend, James.



  4. 4

    I would like to see him in anything