Tag Archives: Oz

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[...]

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 beloved character,[...]

Disney sets “Oz” for 2013; Will Franco take the lead?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It has become a full-time job watching studios jockey for move release date real estate. You could write an entire column about the battle for placement between rival “Snow White” features, which keep moving their dates forward with no regard for legitimate production schedules. And not tentpole[...]

Mila Kunis to play the Wicked Witch?

HollywoodNews.com: Mila Kunis may be taking on a very big role with her next possible film as it is rumored that she will be involved in Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful.’ Kunis is rumored to be joining James Franco (who is rumored to have finally agreed to be cast)[...]

“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 of Oz” graphic[...]

J.J. Abrams under consideration to direct ‘Wicked’ musical film adaptation

HollywoodNews.com: LOST creator J.J. Abrams is one of several possible directors to have been meeting with Stephen Schwartz, creator of the hit Broadway show “Wicked”, about an upcoming movie adaptation, Collider reports. While the other potential candidates, among them Rob Marshall, James Mangold, and “Glee”‘s Ryan Murphy, are already known for[...]

“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[...]

Carnie Wilson’s Public Struggle

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith Is it helpful – or harmful – to conduct one’s battle against obesity in the public eye? “It’s both,” to hear Carnie Wilson tell it. “It’s definitely both. ”There are days I feel inspired and in control. When I feel that way, I can look[...]