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James Franco updates progress of “Oz, the Great and Powerful”

By Adam Frazier
Hollywoodnews.com: James Franco (“127 Hours”) recently spoke with the press about “Oz” while promoting his new film, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” in Los Angeles.
Franco told Access Hollywood that Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful” currently is filming in Michigan.
“I’ve been in Detroit for almost a month now and we were rehearsing for quite a while and we’ve been shooting for about a week and it’s going very, very well,” he told Access.
The film, which is a prequel to Frank L. Baum’s 1900 novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” stars Franco as the titular character before he becomes the Wizard of Oz.
“The Wizard in the original 1939 film is an older man, so it’s another great opportunity to kind of do a new rendition on a franchise or a tradition, but it’s in a fresh way.”
“There are no real expectations of how the younger version of Oz should be,” he explained. “I do follow a tradition, but I also have a certain amount of freedom to create the character.”
“Oz: The Great And Powerful,” also starring Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, will hit theaters in 2013.
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