Yale doctoral candidate and award-nominated entertainment blogger James Franco stars in the just-released trailer for Oz, the Great and Powerful, from Sam Raimi. Franco, in the Johnny Depp role, plays a Kansas magician who gets transported to the mythical land of Oz, where the inhabitants come to believe he’s a great wizard come to save them. Will he succeed, or will he dicknose them all?
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. [Apple]
FRANCO: Okay, so it turns out I’m not a great wizard. But I still think I can help you!
OZ-PEOPLE: Well if you’re not a wizard, what are you? How will you help us?
FRANCO: I’m a performance artist! I can take you on a trip inside your mind, help you ponder the unponderable!
(*straps dick to his face, strips naked, rides in circles on a BMX carving “BRAD RENFRO” into his arm*)
OZ-PEOPLE: Ugh, let’s get out of here, this is getting sad.
FRANCO: BUT YOU HAVEN’T EVEN READ MY THEEESIIIIISSS….