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James Franco has a lot to live up to when he steps onto the yellow brick road in next month's Oz: The Great and Powerful. In the prequel, he plays the titular Oz, a morally ambiguous magician who crashes down in the Emerald City in hopes of fulfilling his dreams of being a rich and famous wizard. When I visited the set of Oz: The Great and Powerful last year, Franco talked to me and a few other reporters about why it's the right time for another Oz movie, and what it meant for him to step out onto that yellow brick road for the first time. When Sam Raimi approached you with the script, was it an immediate yes? James Franco: Yeah, it was a pretty easy decision. [Robert] Downey Jr. had fallen out - I'm not sure why - and then they were talking to Johnny Depp and »

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