Johnny Depp has entered into early negotiations for the leading role in Disney's 'Oz: Great and Powerful', after Robert Downey Jr. pulled out of the movie.
Johnny Depp is in talks for 'Oz: Great and Powerful'.
The movie tells the tale of a young illusionist who is forced to flee a travelling circus and ends up in the land of Oz, which is run by two wicked witches.
However, doubts have been raised as to whether there would be enough time for Johnny - soon to be seen in 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' - to work on the movie, as he has a number of films coming up including 'The Lone Ranger' and 'Dark Shadows' with Tim Burton.
'Oz: Great and Powerful' is the second film project Robert has pulled out of recently, having already passed on Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity'.