Robert Downey Jr. to Play the Wizard of Oz?

RDJ fans, rejoice!

Robert Downey Jr. to Play the Wizard of Oz?

RDJ fans, rejoice!

-Carolyn French

Robert Downey Jr.

Tall, dark and handsome star Robert Downey Jr. is currently in talks to play the lead role in Disney’s Wizard Of Oz prequel, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Read 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Robert Downey Jr.

Rumor has it that Kate Winslet’s ex Sam Mendes is eying the director’s chair, meaning the film (called The Great Powerful) could potentially be a tad edgier than we’re used to.

If all goes well RDJ will help tell the tale of a wizard who was considered a phony in Kansas just prior to arriving in Oz.

In the name of all that is holy, please let this work out! (Los Angeles Times)

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