James Franco joins Wizard of Oz Prequel

James Frano has worked with Sam Raimi before and will now reuinite with the Spider-Man director to play the man who would be Oz in the prequel replacing Robert Downey Jr who is no longer attached to the project.

Moviefone reports:

The Oscar-nominated actor, who will also serve as co-host of the 83rd telecast (Sunday, Feb. 27, 8:30PM on ABC), has reportedly closed a deal to star in the highly-anticipated ‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful,’ based on the novel by L. Frank Baum.

Franco is on a hot streak lately with his impressive performance in 127 Hours, and lining up a goofball comedy with Your Highness and a Planet of the Apes Prequel, and now an Oz Prequel.

Busy guy.

I really enjoy Franco, so I look forward to seeing what they do with this.

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