Robert Downey Jr to play Wizard of Oz?
Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr is reportedly set to play the lead in a prequel to Wizard of Oz. The original 1939 movie, became a cinematic classic, while another film based on L. Frank Baum's books, Return To Oz, was released by Disney in 1985.india Updated: Apr 22, 2010 17:07 IST
The original 1939 movie, starring Judy Garland, became a cinematic classic, while another film based on L. Frank Baum's books, Return To Oz, was released by Disney in 1985.
The movie-makers are preparing to return to the big screen in a new picture, titled Oz The Great and Powerful.
The film will be a prequel to the Garland movie, based on Baum's work, and will tell the story of a young circus magician who ends up ruler of the magical country after crash-landing there in a hot air balloon, reports dailystar.co.uk.
Filmmaker Sam Mendes is in talks to direct the picture.
First Published: Apr 22, 2010 16:48 IST