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Wizardry role

Johnny Depp has reportedly been chosen to play the Wizard of Oz. The 47-year-old is lined up for the lead role in upcoming movie Oz, The Great And Powerful — a movie about the wizard’s early years

hollywood Updated: Jan 23, 2011 00:50 IST

Johnny Depp has reportedly been chosen to play the

Wizard of Oz

. The 47-year-old is lined up for the lead role in upcoming movie

Oz, The Great And Powerful

— a movie about the wizard’s early years.



Depp will replace Robert Downey Junior, 45, who was been chose before him. “Johnny is in pole position to play the Wizard. He’s a huge fan of the original

Wizard Of Oz

film so it will be a dream role for him to finally play,” the

Daily Express

quoted a close pal as saying.