James Franco is going to pull a rabbit out of her.
Braffin’ it up big time!
March 2013?! You know how many PhD’s James Franco can earn in that time?
‘Oz, The Great and Powerful’ has found its good witch.
Weisz is in talks to play a witchy woman in Disney’s ‘Oz, the Great and the Powerful’.
‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ director is Team Swank. Disney is Team Michelle Williams.
What young girl doesn’t dream of getting passed around like a doobie between two stoners? Blake Lively certainly must. She’s the current front runner to play the female lead in Oliver Stone’s new drama, ‘The Savages’.
We can commence the “Mila Kunis-Bad Witch” fantasy without having to worry about hearing from Disney’s counsel.
Mila Kunis had better start practice terrorizing farm girls and their little dogs. In a bit of bizarro casting against type, the attractive actress will play the Wicked Witch of the West in Sam Raimi’s Wizard of Oz prequel Oz, The Great And Powerful.
I apologize if this post feels rushed, but I’m trying to get through it before the next Franco story breaks.
Robert Downey Jr. is out, so the Disney folks called Johnny Depp. They used the telephone in CEO Bob Iger’s office that’s a direct line to Depp’s meditation cave.
Sam Raimi has for reals seriously confirmed that his next directorial project will be Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful. I thought this news was already confirmed with Robert Downey Jr. attached to star, but apparently Raimi was waffling between World of Warcraft and Oz, and Downey Jr. isn't yet a certainty. What a slap in the pizza face to MMORPG gamers.
Deadline says that Disney expects production on the film to begin next year at some point. I imagine what month and day depends on how well the new draft of the script written by David Lindsay-Abaire shapes up. Lindsay-Abaire, who wrote festival hit Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman, also worked with Raimi on the script for the Spider-man 4 movie that Raimi eventually burnt out on.
Now the director will put all of his efforts in making the Wizard walk a similar path as Dorothy in the original film. If he doesn't run into Bruce Campbell as the Lion, Tin Man, or Scarecrow a serious injustice will be done. Disney should have signed off on that stipulation before ever a hand was shook.
"HIGH-FIIIIIVE!!!"Sam Mendes and Adam Shankman may lay down their gladii and exit the battle arena, Disney has offered Oz, the Great and Powerful to director Sam Raimi. There's no word yet whether Raimi will take the gig, and a few details may need to be worked out before he comes on-board.Robert Downey Jr. was once attached to this project to play the titular Oz, a Kansas carnie who carves a niche for himself in the magical land, but his name hasn't come up in recent reports. Another potential issue is Mitchell Kapner's script. Though it's probably due for revision, early reviews say it is pretty dumb (although it involves flying monkeys). And finally, and this will certainly be a sticking point for Raimi, where does Bruce Campbell fit into this? Can he be a snarky palace guard or can he appear Dorf-style as a rebellious Munchkin with a take-charge attitude? You know, the type that other Munchkins want to be and women want to change. These are the types of questions you need to ask studios before you sign sh*t. (Vulture)