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Michelle Williams has been offered the role of Glinda, the good witch in Disney's "Oz: The Great and Powerful" reports The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog.
ComingSoon.net reports James Franco and Mila Kunis have been confirmed by Disney to have joined the cast for Oz, the Great and Powerful, a prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. (HT: AnimationWorldNews)
According to the Detroit Free Press Disney's "Oz: The Great and Powerful" could be the first major project for the Raleigh Studios in Pontiac, MI an $80-million reconstruction of an old General Motors plant.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Robert Downey Jr will no longer star in Disney's "The Great and Powerful Oz." Disney is reportedly in talks with Johnny Depp for the role.
Deadline:Hollywood reports Sam Raimi who directed Spider Man (I, II III) has been hired to direct Disney's upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz: The Great and Powerful" featuring Robert Downey Jr as the title character.
According to a New York Magazine report Sam Raimi has been asked to direct Disney’s Oz, the Great and Powerful, written by Mitchell Kapner (The Whole Nine Yards, Romeo Must Die), and Joe Roth (former head of the Disney Studios).
The Guardian reports Sam Mendes is in talks to direct Oz the Great and Wonderful, a prequel in which Robert Downey Jr is considering taking the title role as the wizard. The paper goes on to show that it is just one of a legion of Oz films in the works as L Frank Baum's series is now out of copyright.
The Los Angeles Times reports recent meetings between Joe Roth and Disney Studios' new production president Sean Bailey are rumored to have put a "Wizard of Oz" prequel on a development fast track. The prequel focuses on the wizard's life before Oz with Robert Downey Jr interested in the role of the wizard.
According to the Los Angeles Times' 24 Frames blog, Disney has a Wizard of Oz project in the works produced by Joe Roth, the producers of Alice in Wonderland.
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