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James Franco Signs On To Oz: The Great And Powerful!

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Excellent!

Although Robert Downey Jr. was originally in talks to appear in Sami Raimi's prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Oz: The Great and Powerful, it appears now that James Franco is on the verge of closing a deal with Disney to take on the title role in the flick!

The script, written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire, will focus on the iconic character's past as a circus wrangler who is transported to the fairy tale land by a tornado, where he's mistaken for a powerful wizard!

Inneresting! We're definitely curious to see how this comes out! Especially now that his seksi ass is involved!

Hopefully they won't disappoint!

What do U think?? Will U see Oz: The Great and Powerful??

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12 comments to “James Franco Signs On To Oz: The Great And Powerful!”



  1. 1

    James Franco is just a burnt out stoner who can't act. I don't understand why you worship him



  2. 2

    I'd rather Robert Downey, Jr. I think he's still smokin hot and I'd like to see do something besides Tony Stark



  3. 3

    Love James. I just wonder where he's getting all this energy. Writing, art, school, the Oscars, movie after movie, and not to mention all the press he has to do to promote his stuff. So talented, if a little strange (but his performances on GH are TERRIBLE. So unfortunate).



  4. 4

    james franco has that "i know i'm right" thing, emotional intelligence i think is a very good way of saying it



  5. 5

    He is so hot !!!



  6. 6

    What?? Are they really making this movie? Wow, Hollywood is quite literally out of ideas.



  7. 7

    This guy is sooooo over rated, it is laughable!



  8. 8

    love this motherfucker. he can do no wrong. and, he will not get the oscar this year but he will get one one day.



  9. 9

    Downey, Jr would be better for this (albeit dumb) concept. Franco's too young.



  10. 10

    He can do every project that it is possible for him to fit into his schedule. I know that he is busy what with
    school, and maybe world peace. But he is going to be the new mr. Hollywood as far as I am concerned. He is the greatest, best looking, smartest man in show business……GO JAMES



  11. 11

    Love James.



  12. 12

    Dumb,dumb and DUMB! A prequel to oz? Seriously? Wizard of Oz is a TIMELESS movie! You can't add to it. This will be a wreck of a movie just like Michael Jackson's version. FAIL!