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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[...]

Sam Raimi’s “Oz, The Great and Powerful” begins production

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: Walt Disney Pictures’ fantastical adventure “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, started filming on Monday, July 25 at Raleigh Studios, the brand-new 200,000 square foot sound stage facility in Pontiac, Michigan. “Oz: The Great and Powerful” imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s[...]

Zach Braff added to Sam Raimi’s “Oz” prequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: From the “Garden State” of New Jersey to the Emerald City of “Oz.” It is being reported that Zach Braff, one-time star of NBC’s “Scrubs” and the writer-director of the indie comedy “Garden State,” has joined the cast of Sam Raimi’s “Wizard of Oz” prequel titled[...]

James Franco, Mila Kunis heading to “Oz” with Sam Raimi

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: James Franco and Mila Kunis have been signed to star in Sam Raimi’s “The Wizard of Oz” prequel “Oz, The Great and Powerful,” it is being reported. The two actors, both with ties to Oscar-nominated films, will play roles that have been attached to multiple A-list[...]

“Wizard of Oz” turns 71, earns serious Internet love

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: You might find yourself following the Yellow Brick Road as you trip through cyberspace this morning. The reason for these “Oz” online happenings? Victor Fleming’s beloved musical masterpiece turns 71, prompting several popular sites to dedicate valuable space to “Oz.” Google, for instance, has a “Wizard[...]

“Glee’s” Lea Michele clicks her heels to play “Dorothy of Oz”

Hollywoodnews.com: Lea Michele isn’t in Kansas anymore. The “Glee” actress has been cast as the voice of Dorothy in the upcoming 3D animated musical “Dorothy of Oz” from Summertime Entertainment. Actress joins comedians Jim Belushi who will play the Lion, Dan Ackroyd as the Scarecrow and Kelsey Grammer as the[...]