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Latino Daily News

Friday February 25, 2011

OSCAR BUZZ: Host James Franco to be “The Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz”

The upcoming Oscar host, James Franco, will reunite with Spiderman director Sam Reimi for the film, which starts production this summer.

James Franco has signed on to play the wizard himself in a prequel to the “Wizard of Oz” which even precedes the other prequel novel-turned musical-turned TV pilot.

The film will tell the story from the Wizard’s point of view, chronicling how he arrived in Oz and became its ruler.

So far Franco is the only confirmed star for “The Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz”  movie.