The deal is done. Mila Kunis and James Franco are set to be in the Wizard of Oz prequel where Mila will play the youngest of the three witches ‘Theodora’ in the new version of the 1939 hit entitled “Oz, the Great and Powerful”.
Did you watch the original with Judy Garland? Loved that movie! Especially because of the little dog Toto. What can I say? I love me some canines.
Back to the current version. Walt Disney Pictures have confirmed that both are officially on the project and James Franco will play the lead part. Yes, that’s right, the Wizard. Originally Robert Downey Jr. was to play that part but he left the project a few months ago Coming Soon is reporting. No word on why he left.
These are two very busy stars with Mila about to star in Ted with Mark Wahlberg. James Franco is going to have to sleep when he’s dead. This is one very busy guy. He’s teaching a ten-week class at Columbia College, he’s returning to General Hospital, he will be making his directorial debut in ‘As I Lay Dying‘ and now this film. But one thing we can probably bet on: he won’t be hosting the Oscars next year. Burn! Ha!
What do you think? Perfect casting or not so much?