Deadline reported the news of Francoâ€™s deal closing, making this weekend quite the memorable one for the actor. Friday he signs a deal to star in the biggest movie of his career (sorry, Rise of the Apes), Saturday he premieres two brand new films that he created based on the film My Own Private Idaho by Gus Van Sant and Sunday heâ€™ll stand in front of hundreds of millions of people to hose the Oscars.
Oz the Great and the Powerful is scheduled to start shooting in July and is rumored to star Mila Kunis as one of the wicked witches, though that has yet to be officially confirmed. Now that Franco as been cast, odds are that Disney will spill all the beans on the film very soon. The script is written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire.