James Franco Stepping Up For 'Oz, The Great And Powerful'
Reported by Outsiders - 09:06 PM 2011.02.09
According to THR, James Franco is stepping in where Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp have stepped out to star in "Oz, the Great and Powerful", Disney’s prequel-ish take on The Wizard of Oz tale being directed by Sam Raimi.
The story is about the tale of 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.
Both sides are still working out deals and Franco still has to talk with Raimi about the project.