Kenya Barris’s Fashionable Wizard of Oz Film

Kenya Barris is engaged on a brand new, fashionable model of “The Wizard of Oz” for Warner Bros. Based on an Aug. 15 Deadline report, Barris is not sharing anything in regards to the movie, besides that it is an up to date model of the musical. Warner Bros. did not instantly reply to’s request for remark.

Barris, who created “Black-ish,” continues to be one of many busiest folks in Hollywood. He is government producer of the upcoming Netflix collection “Entergalactic,” an animated present starring Child Cudi, Jessica Williams, and Timothée Chalamet. He is additionally directing his first film, “You Folks,” for Netflix, to be launched someday later this yr. Barris additionally serves as a author on the upcoming “White Males Cannot Bounce” remake starring Jack Harlow and Sinqua Partitions.

After all, “The Wizard of Oz” has obtained a myriad of variations for the reason that first e book, “The Fantastic Wizard of Oz,” was revealed in 1900. Maybe essentially the most well-known one is the 1939 “The Wizard of Oz,” starring Judy Garland as Dorothy and that includes the legendary music “Over the Rainbow.” Then there’s “The Wiz,” first a Broadway musical starring Stephanie Mills after which a 1978 movie starring Diana Ross as Dorothy and Michael Jackson because the Scarecrow. NBC additionally did a dwell model of “The Wiz” in 2015 with a solid together with Shanice Williams, Amber Riley, Uzo Aduba, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, and Frequent. After which there’s “Depraved,” which premiered on Broadway in 2003 and remains to be working for packed homes. The long-awaited movie model of that present, starring Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande, is being cut up into two films, set to hit theaters in 2024 and 2025, and is reportedly presently in manufacturing. Plus, there have been different variations, like 1985’s “Return to Oz,” 2013’s “Oz the Nice and Highly effective,” and 2014’s “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” which starred Lea Michele.

Viewers should wait and see simply what Barris’s model in the end entails.

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