James Franco in talks for OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 4th, 2011

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Well, now it’s just kind of getting a bit ridiculous.

THR is reporting that the actor/director/artist/graduate student/Broadway star/all-around-bad-ass/Oscar host James Franco is in talks for yet another huge role. This time, it’s for a great and powerful character.

According to the outlet, Franco is currently in talks to star in the upcoming Sam Raimi neo-prequel, OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, with the role of Oz himself now in the hands of the current “it” actor.

With both Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp passing on the project, Disney has now gone to Franco to save the yet-to-move-forward project. The film will follow Oz, who is a “young illusionist with a grandiose attitude who is forced to flee a traveling circus. His hot air balloon is swept up by a tornado to the land of Oz, which is run by two magical wicked witches.”

Personally, I love this news, and while it doesn’t seem like Franco will ever have the time to do half the things he signs up for, this is one role that I’m very interested in seeing him take on. More on this as it comes.

What do you think?

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