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James Franco travels down the twisty yellow brick road in yet another clip from Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful”. This time, Franco, as Oz, has his pet monkey with him. I guess that’s a pet monkey. It can talk, so I guess it’s a talking pet monkey. I’m not sure if it can fly, though. Monkeys can fly in the “Wizard of Oz”, right?
Anyhoo, take a gander at the clip, take a ganderers.
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 of Oz but into a better man as well.
“Oz” also stars Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Spencer, Joey King, Zach Braff, Martin Klebba, Ted Raimi, Bill Cobbs, Tony Cox, Tim Holmes, and opens March 8, 2013.
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