Monday, March 21, 2011

odd couple

Eyebrows were raised when it was announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire - of "Rabbit Hole" fame - signed on to work on the screenplay for Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful," a prequel slated to star James Franco and Mila Kunis.

Actually, Raimi and Lindsay-Abaire nearly collaborated on the film version of Lindsay-Abaair's "Rabbit Hole." If you go back and do some research, you'll find that Raimi was the first director originally linked to the Nicole Kidman-starrer.

After Raimi bowed out, John Cameron Mitchell signed on.

Now you know.


Jim said...

Wow - I would have loved to see what Raimi would have done with "Rabbit Hole." I'd also like to know who he became involved with the project in the first place and why he dropped out of the project.

joe baltake said...

I think the next "Spider Man" was up in the air and he didn't know if he could commit.