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Mila Kunis will officially feel the power of Oz with James Franco

03.25.2011

We've been hearing that obsession-worthy BLACK SWAN rival Mila Kunis might get witchy for OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, Sam Raimi's suspicious prequel to THE WIZARD OF OZ.

It's now a done deal, and Kunis will make things difficult for James Franco, who plays the title role of "a fast-talking snake oil salesman and illusionist who flees a traveling circus and winds up whisked away in a hot air balloon by a tornado to Oz, where he must face off against real magic and the sisters battling for control of the land."

Kunis will play Theodora, a good witch whose sexual advances are rejected by Franco's traveler (huh-whaaaat??), after which she sides with her evil older sis to take over Oz. Hell hath no fury indeed. The other witches haven't been cast yet, but the studio is chasing ladies like Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Kate Beckinsale, Keira Knightley and Rebecca Hall.

The ever-busy Franco decided to reunite with his SPIDER-MAN director for the Oz role after Robert Downey Jr. departed and Johnny Depp passed.

Extra Tidbit: I'd say Kunis and Franco's talents were basically wasted in their short DATE NIGHT roles, but I could probably say that about almost the whole cast of that surprisingly unfunny "comedy"...
Source: Variety

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11:48PM on 03/27/2011
Date Night was funny. Not world-changing, but a solid comedy. Anyone who has kids enjoyed the film a whole lot more than those who don't, I think.
Date Night was funny. Not world-changing, but a solid comedy. Anyone who has kids enjoyed the film a whole lot more than those who don't, I think.
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4:15PM on 03/27/2011
Mila should be in more movies, the more the better. How about e.g. the next Bond..
Mila should be in more movies, the more the better. How about e.g. the next Bond..
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9:15AM on 03/27/2011
Finally, a reboot of 'Zardoz'! Who gets to wear the Sean Connery diaper in this one?
Finally, a reboot of 'Zardoz'! Who gets to wear the Sean Connery diaper in this one?
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7:11PM on 03/26/2011
I gotta agree with fury159, Franco's starting to redefine the term 'oversaturated'. The guy's talented as hell, but if I don't see him (or for that matter Johnny Depp) in another project for a couple of years, that'd be fine by me.
I gotta agree with fury159, Franco's starting to redefine the term 'oversaturated'. The guy's talented as hell, but if I don't see him (or for that matter Johnny Depp) in another project for a couple of years, that'd be fine by me.
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7:01PM on 03/26/2011

Wasted Talent

Was anybody asking for this? Remember Return to OZ produced by Lucas and directed by Editor Guru Walter Murch. uggh
Was anybody asking for this? Remember Return to OZ produced by Lucas and directed by Editor Guru Walter Murch. uggh
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3:30PM on 03/26/2011
I'm gettin' a little Franco'd out....
I'm gettin' a little Franco'd out....
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1:53PM on 03/26/2011
I wish Mila could feel my power..if you know what I mean ;)
I wish Mila could feel my power..if you know what I mean ;)
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1:22PM on 03/26/2011
I already saw one Oz prequel when I saw the musical Wicked, not sure I really want to see another, completely different version. Who exactly is the target audience for this film. I don't see kids or adults really going for it, and it doesn't sound like anything young guys would be into. Is this Oz for the twilight crowd?
I already saw one Oz prequel when I saw the musical Wicked, not sure I really want to see another, completely different version. Who exactly is the target audience for this film. I don't see kids or adults really going for it, and it doesn't sound like anything young guys would be into. Is this Oz for the twilight crowd?
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10:00AM on 03/26/2011
If they somehow snag any of those ladies you mentioned to go along with Kunis (especially Olivia Wilde), I'm going to have a fanboygasm.
If they somehow snag any of those ladies you mentioned to go along with Kunis (especially Olivia Wilde), I'm going to have a fanboygasm.
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9:16AM on 03/26/2011

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yeah date night blowed majorly i just watched it for the first time the other day. Mark wahlberg and kunis and franco were the best parts of that film.
yeah date night blowed majorly i just watched it for the first time the other day. Mark wahlberg and kunis and franco were the best parts of that film.
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5:06PM on 03/26/2011
That movie was awful. Very overrated.
That movie was awful. Very overrated.
6:30PM on 03/26/2011
Yeah, not a big fan either, although I did love "Killshot, it's a killshot!"
Yeah, not a big fan either, although I did love "Killshot, it's a killshot!"
5:56AM on 03/26/2011
Thought Franco was gonna play the wizard. Well, anyhow, hope he's better than at the oscars. Regarding Date Night, I didn't like it, but thought that Wahlberg was kinda funny in it.
Thought Franco was gonna play the wizard. Well, anyhow, hope he's better than at the oscars. Regarding Date Night, I didn't like it, but thought that Wahlberg was kinda funny in it.
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11:20AM on 03/26/2011
He is. The character being described is the character that becomes The titular Wizard
He is. The character being described is the character that becomes The titular Wizard
3:32AM on 03/26/2011
I would say don't you dare do anything to Oz, but being it's not a remake, well, I guess I'm ok with it... But I'm still far from sold on it.
I would say don't you dare do anything to Oz, but being it's not a remake, well, I guess I'm ok with it... But I'm still far from sold on it.
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12:43AM on 03/26/2011
I love that picture because it makes me believe Mila Kunis enjoys the ol' In-N-Out as much as I do.
I love that picture because it makes me believe Mila Kunis enjoys the ol' In-N-Out as much as I do.
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12:42AM on 03/26/2011
I love that picture because it makes me believe Mila Kunis enjoys the ol' In-N-Out as much as I do.
I love that picture because it makes me believe Mila Kunis enjoys the ol' In-N-Out as much as I do.
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12:31AM on 03/26/2011

DATE NIGHT

yeah I dug it as well. Wasn't awesome or anything, but it was more fun than I thought it'd be.
yeah I dug it as well. Wasn't awesome or anything, but it was more fun than I thought it'd be.
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12:21AM on 03/26/2011
this is cool news. extra tidbit: i kinda actually enjoyed Date NIght for what it was
this is cool news. extra tidbit: i kinda actually enjoyed Date NIght for what it was
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