June 27th, 2011
03:20 PM ET
James Franco’s venture into the invisible art business appears to be taking off, but he's not getting any money from it.
The star with an unreal number of titles has teamed up with artistic duo Praxis to open the Museum of Non-Visible Art (MONA), an institution “composed entirely of ideas.”
On its website, MONA describes itself as “an extravaganza of imagination, a museum that reminds us that we live in two worlds: the physical world of sight and the non-visible world of thought," which "redefines the concept of what is real." The museum goes on to add that "Although the artworks themselves are not visible, the descriptions open our eyes to a parallel world built of images and words. This world is not visible, but it is real, perhaps more real, in many ways, than the world of matter, and it is also for sale.
May 27th, 2011
05:02 PM ET
Zach Braff is scrubbing up for a splashy new movie role. The actor has just been cast in the upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
According to Deadline, Braff will play Frank, the "loyal but underappreciated" assistant to Oz (James Franco).
In the film, Oz is a charismatic circus magician who is mistaken for a wizard after his balloon goes off course and touches ground in a land somewhere over the rainbow. Believing he has powers, the townsfolk ask Oz to help them defeat the Wicked Witch.
May 18th, 2011
09:25 AM ET
Add Michelle Williams to the growing list of actors getting ready to hit the yellow brick road in the upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
The enchanting actress has just been offered the part of Glinda the Good Witch, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
James Franco has already been cast as a snake-oil salesman whose balloon carries him to a magical place somewhere over the rainbow, where he goes on to become the Wizard of Oz.
May 4th, 2011
09:34 AM ET
Oscar winner Rachel Weisz may soon show off her wicked side. The actress is circling the role of the Wicked Witch of the East in Disney's upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel, "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Weisz is close to signing on to play Evanorah, the evil witch who would ultimately have a house land on her when Dorothy drops by Oz. The prequel finds Evanorah attempting to rule the land and trying to draw her kid sister Theodorah — the future Wicked Witch of the West — over to the dark side.
Mila Kunis has already been cast as Theodorah in the fantasy film, and James Franco will play the titular Oz, a snake-oil salesman who encounters real magic when his balloon carries him to the mysterious land somewhere over the rainbow.
That leaves one more role up in the air, so we ask: Who do you think should play Glinda the Good Witch?
May 3rd, 2011
08:00 AM ET
Seriously, is there anything James Franco can't do?
May 2nd, 2011
10:47 AM ET
Just when you thought James Franco had taken a break from all those projects, the everywhere actor picks up another gig. This time, he's making his debut as a dance theater director for the upcoming multimedia show "Collage," reports Gothamist.
"'Collage' is a mixed-media piece that uses sound and visuals to play with the idea of how different art mediums interact," producer John Morrow says of the show, which runs at the Stella Adler studios in NYC from May 8 -15. "Using video, dance, poetry, theater and music, we have created a performance that will be an engaging experience for the audience."
Adds choreographer Chloe Kernaghan, "The overall piece has been a continuous exploration of how using disparate elements can create a cohesive idea."
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