〉Redmayne won an Academy Award for The Theory of Everything
Hot off his recent Oscar win, Eddie Redmayne is now set play L. Frank Baum in ROAD TO OZ, the biographical drama recounting the early days of the author who wrote the iconic children’s story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Road to Oz is being produced by New Line Cinema and Flynn Picture Company, with Michael Disco and Sam Brown overseeing for New Line and Beau Flynn and Scott Sheldon producing through Flynn Picture Company. Josh Golden penned the script, which sold last year after landing the up-and-coming screenwriter on the Young & Hungry List, The Hit List and among the Nicholl Fellowship Finalists.
Redmayne, who took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 2014’s The Theory of Everything, recently completed filming on Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl and is attached to star in the eagerly anticipated “Harry Potter” spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. With his involvement in Road to Oz, producers are now ready to secure a director for the project.
Josh Lyons | Staff Writer