Sam Raimi and Disney are at odds over who will play the elder of the two wicked witch antagonists in Oz, the Great and Powerful: Hilary Swank and Michelle Williams, respectively.
James Franco finalizes his deal with Disney to star in the Sam Raimi-directed Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful.
The Black Swan actress will reportedly star opposite James Franco is Sam Raimi's Oz, The Great and Powerful. She'll play Theodorah, who goes on to become the Wicked Witch of the West.
Actor James Franco might head down the yellow brick road to rule all as the great and powerful Oz in the upcoming film from Disney.
Although recent reports peg Sam Raimi as the man behind the curtain for Oz, The Great and Powerful, the filmmaker is spending his creative energy on another franchise project: World of Warcraft.
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The Spider-Man and Drag Me To Hell filmmaker is reportedly set to take the reigns on Oz, The Great and Powerful for Disney, with Robert Downey Jr. attached to star.
Robert Downey Jr. is rumored to be in talks to star in a prequel to The Wizard of Oz that centers on the Wizard before he mysteriously arrived in the Land of Oz.