Casting the New 'Wizard of Oz' (PHOTOS)

A tornado is about to blow though Hollywood and transport the town to a technicolor dreamland filled with kindly munchkins and Emerald Cities. In other words, Wizard of Oz is getting the remake treatment!

Seventy-one years after the original with Judy Garland, casting directors will be tasked with finding a modern Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Lea Michele in ruby red slippers? Lady Gaga as the Wicked Witch of the West? We're not in the (original) Kansas anymore!

Click through to the gallery to check our casting ideas for the new Oz. Don't forget to share your ideas in the comments!

 

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  • Option Premium
    Option Premium

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  • courtneybaaaby
    courtneybaaaby

    this guy is so hot, wish he wasnt gay...

  • cheyenne
    cheyenne

    no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • drake12
    drake12

    nice¡

  • mariane
    mariane

    hahahhahah

  • mariane
    mariane

    i love danny

  • Nicöle Valentino
    Nicöle Valentino

    Not for the original witch... she's too beautiful and too amazing. Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, yes. But this? No. Maybe Catherine Zeta-Jones... or Nicole Kidman as Glinda.

  • Nicöle Valentino
    Nicöle Valentino

    I could actually go with this...

  • Nicöle Valentino
    Nicöle Valentino

    I would absolutely NOT see it if she was in it. Boycott. Get Kristin Chenoweth back.

  • Nicöle Valentino
    Nicöle Valentino

    Now THIS I can see!

  • Nicöle Valentino
    Nicöle Valentino

    He's a great actor, but I don't see it.

  • Nicole
    Nicole

    Just about every actress who has ever played pre-teen Alice in Alice in Wonderland has been at least in her 20s... why should Dorothy be any different? Diana Ross was in her early 30s when she played the role in "The Wiz" and Zooey Deschanel played the part in her 20s in "Tin Man"... Anne Hathaway would be fantastic.

  • elle
    elle

    Why don't they make a WICKED movie instead of an Oz remake????

  • Razzmatazz
    Razzmatazz

    Perfect choice :)

  • miley
    miley

    too young

  • woeoe
    woeoe

    yes !!

  • hailey
    hailey

    yes I agree! selena should be dorothy! with her adorable face and a great actress... I believe she can do it! Go Selena~

  • selena fan forever
    selena fan forever

    Yesss!!

  • ABBY
    ABBY

    YYYEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!! J-GROFF IS SO AMAZING! THIS IS PERFECT. BUT THEY R ALREADY DOING DOROTHY OF OZ. I DONT UNDERSTAND IF THEY R REALLY MAKING A WIZARD OF OZ. BUT IF THEY R... LEA AS DOROTHY- SHE IS AN AMAZING ACTRESS AND HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VOICE. JONATHON FOR SCARECROW. CORY FOR THE LION. IDINA MENZEL FOR THE WICKED WITCH. KRISTEN CHENOWETH FOR THE GOOD WITCH. AND MATTHEW MORRISON FOR THE TIN MAN. LETS CAST THE PEOPLE WITH ACTUAL TALENT AND WITH AMAZING VOICES THAT BLOW U AWAY. BROADWAYS GOT THE BEST PEOPLE, AND ALL THE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF COREY HAVE BROADWAY ROOTS- WHICH EQUAL REAL TALENT. BUT I THINK THEY SHOULD NOT DO THIS MOVIE AND PICK UP THE WICKED MOVIE AND CAST LEA AS ELPHABA.

  • Tinpan Chuck
    Tinpan Chuck

    I dunno, Maybe. Radcliffe just doesn't strike me as anything more than, maybe, a flying monkey.

  • Tinpan Chuck
    Tinpan Chuck

    LET'S GET REAL!!! JIm Carrey as the Lion, okay? Not some Johnny-come-Lately!!

  • Tinpan Chuck
    Tinpan Chuck

    Okay, Neil Patrick Harris as the Scarecrow!!! Good choice!!!

  • Tinpan Chuck
    Tinpan Chuck

    I agree, the Dorothy character needs to be younger this time around, and grow into the role. Perfect for sequels, like Return to Oz, The Patchwork Girl of Oz, etc........

  • Blu
    Blu

    i can see him as the scarcrow

  • turtle
    turtle

    f*ck you all haters WHOOP!!!WHOOP!!!!!

  • FFLYBIRD
    FFLYBIRD

    OMG! When I saw the title or this I though the same thing! THE WICKED WITCH! LMFAO

  • Ethel Francis G 62169
    Ethel Francis G 62169

    Courtney Lynn Parks has what it takes in every way...her vocal strenght and abilities have been compaired to the great Judy Garland by many Media, Newspapers, Television, Journalist, Anchor Crew, etc,. Courtney Parks has studied Judy Garland for many years, she has maturity, talent, vocal range, acting, performences, experience, etc,. for this role! "MGM" never gave this legend her respect and I hope Warner Bros, give it to Judy Garland by reaching outside of the "Hollywood" thinking and seeks the right singer, actor, for the roll? The Wizard Of Oz should never had been considered for a "Remake" it is AMAZING just as it is...if Warner Bros. uses it's Artistic thingking they may have a chance at success, however keep to the same "She's Hot right NOW so let's use her" they will flop!! Judy Garland deserves only the best love and appreciation for her gift to us as "The Greatest Performer"!!!

  • bluejewel
    bluejewel

    Not attractive and super annoying She's pretty, but I don't like her acting and i do find her annoying.

  • Ashley88Pruitt
    Ashley88Pruitt

    perfect fit

  • freshup16
  • freshup16
    freshup16

    too young!!

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    yes, this guy

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    he cant do anything other than Harry potter, maybe he can play the witch..

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    nope

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    no more glee people please!!!

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    he would do too.

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    YES!!!! Seth would make an awesome Lion

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    Not attractive and super annoying Diddo!!!

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    No! Dorothy needs to be a better singer sad, but true

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    nope,, dont see a comparison here..

  • freshup16
    freshup16

    this would be an acceptable match, I think she can sing?

  • kutebrenda36
    kutebrenda36

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mikiimol
    mikiimol

    yes!

  • Rose
    Rose

    They can't remake this movie! it would never have the charm and magic the original had! If they want to release The Wizard of Oz why don't they just rerelease the original for new generations to enjoy. -_-

  • manny
    manny

    selena should be the next dorothy

  • Howdi doo
    Howdi doo

    She should be Dorothy definitely!! I see Judy and LIza in her and she's a really good singer. She's got the quirks that Dorothy had in the movie. If Anne doesn't get to play Dorothy then the movie won't be worth watching.

  • dustglitterrain01
    dustglitterrain01

    That would be sweet :)

  • Luís
    Luís

    No! Dorothy needs to be a better singer

  • dustglitterrain01
    dustglitterrain01

    I see it, Anne Hathaway is beautiful, but I think she's a tad' too old.

  • Luís
    Luís

    NO! she is not famous enough

  • Luís
    Luís

    No. She is to old! And she is not a good singer.

  • Kitten
    Kitten

    YES!

  • Sara
    Sara

    I love Daniel :DDDD

  • Dexter
    Dexter

    If they are going to remake this classic, I would like to see Jason Segal in that role.

  • Assmaa Miley Justin Nahashibi
    Assmaa Miley Justin Nahashibi

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa she is awesome and so kind like the fairy

  • Assmaa Miley Justin Nahashibi
    Assmaa Miley Justin Nahashibi

    selena gomez she is a big fan and i wish she be in it

  • Assmaa Miley Justin Nahashibi
    Assmaa Miley Justin Nahashibi

    selly

  • me
    me

    Absolutely!!!!!

  • Brian Rommel
    Brian Rommel

    @ Troy Mauricio this is not a remake it will be closer to the book and won't be a musical the Title of it is "L. Frank Baum's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz" Dorothy should be played by a younger actress In the book she is around 11

  • Brian Rommel
    Brian Rommel

    again too old Dorothy is supposed to be 11

  • Brian Rommel
    Brian Rommel

    too old the actress needs to be between 9 and 12 the original was a bit of a stretch with a 17 year old Judy Garland Playing 11 year old Dorothy

  • G
    G

    Seriously? well it would be funny

  • Steve
    Steve

    Not attractive and super annoying

  • Steve
    Steve

    YESS!!! PERFECT VOICE!!!! AND HAS GREAT ACTING SKILLS!!

  • maddy
    maddy

    I totally see it! i like this one a lot

  • dafish11
    dafish11

    YESS!!! PERFECT VOICE!!!! AND HAS GREAT ACTING SKILLS!!

  • dafish11
    dafish11

    haahahha

  • dafish11
    dafish11

    hmm

  • dafish11
    dafish11

    nooo! as much as i love her! i just dont think that she could play this role....she doesnt have that strong of a voice. sorry sel!

  • dafish11
    dafish11

    i dont see it....

  • 2cutie
    2cutie

    I see it.....

  • dafish11
    dafish11

    nahh

  • kim
    kim

    YES YES YES YES TAKE HER!!!!

  • tonynho
    tonynho

    hahaa perfect!

  • Jess
    Jess

    If this gets done... Idina needs a part in which the character sings.

  • sym135
    sym135

    PERFECT

  • Troy Mauricio
    Troy Mauricio

    They better not touch this classic!! Why do people have the desire to re-make perfectly amazing movies?!?!