Hot New Trailer: Oz The Great And Powerful

Wizard of Oz fans, are you ready for the prequel?!  Here is our first peek at the trailer for “Oz the Great and Powerful“, starring James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis.

Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well.

This one looks like it might be something for the older kids.  Maybe a bit too scary for the little ones? We’ll have to wait til it releases and see!  Are you looking forward to this one?  Take a look at the trailer below, as well as some gorgeous screenshots in our gallery!

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James Franco’s Mom Trains To Be An Actress

James Franco finds it ironic his mother has followed him into performing – because she withdrew funding when he dropped out of college to take acting classes.

The 127 Hours star, who was up for a Best Actor Oscar at Sunday’s Academy Awards, which he co-hosted, was studying English at UCLA when he decided to turn his back on academia to become an actor.
His parents vowed not to fund his new passion and refused to help him pay for classes.  And Franco, who subsequently returned to university after finding fame, insists it funny his mother was so disapproving of her son’s career choice – because she has trained as an actress for the last three years.  He tells Britain’s Guardian Weekend magazine,

“It’s not like they (parents) were mad at me, but basically they said, ‘You can make this decision, we’re not going to disown you, we’re still going to love you, but it has to be something you do on your own, and you’ll have to start supporting yourself.

“Because what I did is remove me from needing their approval or anyone else’s approval for what I did. And it’s kind of the same with everything now. The ironic thing is my mother is now an actor – has gone to acting class for three years and has just been in this film I directed. My brother’s an actor, too. Everyone’s getting in on the act.”

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