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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Oh! We love her!
Frances McDormand is heading back to Broadway for the world premiere production of Good People, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winning David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Daniel Sullivan!
According to a synopsis:
"Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo… where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills… and where Margie Walsh (McDormand) has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who has made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out."
It's set to premiere the following February!
Sounds great! We definitely want to check it out!
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