April 23, 2010

Robert Downey Wizard of Oz?

Robert Downey has already starred on the big screen as Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, but will he now also take over as the new Wizard of Oz?

That's the latest rumor, as the once trouble but now once again triumphant actor is reportedly in talks to take over the lead role in a bg budget Hollywood live-action Oz prequel of sorts, named "Oz: The Great and Powerful," froma script based on other stories by the Oz author L Frank Baum.

Robert Downey has had a long and storied career, overcoming drug addiction and jail time to once again become one of the most respected and successful performers on Hollywood. Another recent smash for him was in Tropic Thunder.

Robert Downey Wizard of Oz?

"Iron Man" may be taking a trip down the yellow brick road. Robert Downey Jr., star of the upcoming comic book sequel "Iron Man 2," is in talks to take the lead in "Oz: The Great and Powerful," Production Weekly reported. The prequel tale would follow the wonderful wizard when he first arrived in the faraway land somewhere over the rainbow. As for who will helm the picture: Kate Winslet's recently jilted husband, Sam Mendes, is a possible contender. Reports also have suggested "Hairspray" director Adam Shankman could get behind the camera.

Robert Downey Wizard of Oz?

Posted at April 23, 2010 2:59 AM