New York (ANI): Robert Downey Jr. is reportedly set to play the
lead role in an upcoming prequel of the 'The Wizard of Oz'.
Production Weekly reports that the actor, who is also in yet to
release comic book sequel 'Iron Man 2," is in talks to star in "Oz:
The Great and Powerful."
The prequel tale would follow the wonderful wizard when he first
arrived in the faraway land somewhere over the rainbow. On the
other hand, Sam Mendes is a possible contender to direct the
project but reports have also hinted that "Hairspray" director Adam
Shankman could get behind the camera, reports The New York Daily
Written by screenwriter Mitchell Kapner, the script is based off
of elements from different L. Frank Baum books, the author of the
original "Oz" tales, the Los Angeles Times reported.