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James Franco: Starring in 'Oz'!

James Franco: Starring in 'Oz'!

James Franco is in early talks to star as the title character in Oz: The Great and Powerful, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr. were previously in discussions for the role.

“Sources caution that no dealmaking has begun and many issues would need to be ironed out, but if the stars align, [James] would be back working with [director Sam Raimi] for the first time since they collaborated on Sony’s Spider-Man movies,” added THR.

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# 1

when you’re hot, you’re hot. He is easily the heir to Johnny Depp with the different choices he makes in his projects. He’s about the art, not the boxoffice.

# 2

@love: Except Johnny completely transforms into his characters. While I really enjoy watching James he has the same mannerisms, voice, expression in every role.

# 3
PickupTruck @ 02/05/2011 at 11:33 pm

@Abel: hey you know i completely agree. the best actors are the ones who are detached from the character. it seems franco is emotional about it and acts as himself.

# 8

I am sick and tired of James Franco overexposing himself. I hope after the Academy Awards, he lets us have a long break from him.

# 9

I absoloutly ADORE james franco… but i just cant see this… it doesn’t seem the right choice for some reason

But maybe im wrong… maybe in a couple years it’ll be my favourite movie and i’ll be kicking myself i ever doubted him in the role LOL

love him

I would have prefered Johnny but he’s better then Robert Downey Jr!

Wow, he’s really in demand. Other actors in his age group must be envious of all the parts flying his way. He is a good young actor, likely will only get better.

@jillyro: Oh please, he a self-important jerk who’s up his own a$$. He gets other actor’s cast offs.
Nice gums, Jim-Bob.

James is an incredible actor!! He was amazing in 127 hours and I can only see him getting even better!

wow , great choice
love him

love james and johnny

Whats wrong with his teeth? They are perfectly fine, not those overbleached hollywood-teeth.
His smile is very real, because he smiles with his eyes.

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