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James Franco finally gets work as Oz the Great and Powerful

02.25.2011
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In 2011 alone, we've written twelve stories about James Franco's attachment to some project or another, and here's number thirteen to add onto the pile.

According to Deadline, Franco has just closed a deal to take the titular role in Disney's OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, a post left vacant by the recent departure of Johnny Depp, which previously followed the departure of Robert Downey Jr.

I'd say either of those actors were probably better suited for the role than Franco, particularly RDJ, but it's interesting to see the part shuffled around the three people who might be the busiest men in Hollywood today. What's next, Natalie Portman as Glenda the Good Witch? Yeah, I could actually see that happening.

Your next dose of Franco will be this Sunday when he hosts the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway, and fails to beat Colin Firth out for Best Actor. Oh come on, you know it's true.

Extra Tidbit: I expect him to be announced as playing Lex Luthor in the SUPERMAN reboot any day now.l
Source: Deadline

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6:38PM on 02/26/2011
I like Franco alot, but I would have loved to see what Downey Jr would have done with the role.

He wouldn't make a good Lex Luthor.

Can't wait to get 127 Hours this week.
I like Franco alot, but I would have loved to see what Downey Jr would have done with the role.

He wouldn't make a good Lex Luthor.

Can't wait to get 127 Hours this week.
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4:13PM on 02/25/2011
I can dig this. And yes it is unfortunate but true he will lose to colin ferral and i think he even knows it. But a oscar is slowly heading towards francos way soon.
I can dig this. And yes it is unfortunate but true he will lose to colin ferral and i think he even knows it. But a oscar is slowly heading towards francos way soon.
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8:50PM on 02/27/2011
I really hope you did that on purpose, though if it's a joke i really don't get it, if you didn't do it on purpose its just sad
I really hope you did that on purpose, though if it's a joke i really don't get it, if you didn't do it on purpose its just sad
12:57PM on 02/25/2011
He's coming over to my place on Tuesday to do some dishes and vacuum.
He's coming over to my place on Tuesday to do some dishes and vacuum.
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