James Franco, in his attempt to make every form of human activity bear his likeness, is definitely up for Sam Raimi‘s Wizard of Oz prequel The Great and Powerful, also starring Mila Kunis. He’d previously been attached to the project, but now the deal is done, probably because the studio behind the movie, Disney, has worked out the budget issues it had and are able to get the film made for a paltry 200 million dollars. Perhaps as a money-saving measure Disney could have Franco play all the parts, in addition to writing the script and designing all the sets and costumes. And also being an actual wizard.
This will be Franco’s return to the world of Hollywood blockbusters after appearing in Raimi’s three Spider-Man films, and the Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Apes later this year. After that I suspect he will be in a prequel to The Bible called The Holy, in which he will play all of the parts and then ascend into Heaven, unblemished by mortal sin. (via Deadline)