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‘Watchman’ Director Nicole Kassell to Helm New ‘Wizard of Oz’ Film from New Line Cinema

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'Watchman' Director Nicole Kassell to Helm New 'Wizard of Oz' Film from New Line Cinema

New Line Cinema is in the process of bringing fans a new feature-film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. According to a recent article by Deadline, Watchman director Nicole Kassell is on board to helm the project.

Kassell comment on his involvement with the project, which promises to be a fresh take on the material:

I am incredibly honored to join Temple Hill and New Line in bringing this beloved classic to the screen,” Kassell said. “While the 1939 musical is part of my DNA, I am exhilarated and humbled by the responsibility of re-imagining such a legendary tale. The opportunity to examine the original themes — the quest for courage, love, wisdom and home — feels more timely and urgent than ever. These are profoundly iconic shoes to fill, and I am eager to dance alongside these heroes of my childhood as we pave a newly minted yellow brick road.

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What do you guys think? Are you excited for another The Wonderful Wizard of Oz film? Sound off down in our comments section below this article.

Stay tuned for future updates on its progression.

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