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Thursday May 20, 2010 2:55 am

Drew Barrymore to Direct Oz Sequel

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From roller derbies to somewhere over the rainbow, is to direct a Wizard of Oz sequel.

The actress - who marked her directorial debut earlier this year with - is set to go behind the camera for Surrender Dorothy, a project she was originally set to star in eight years ago. Although the film - based on a script by Zach Helm - appeared to have been shelved in October 2002, it has now been resurrected by Warner Bros, though it unclear whether Drew is still planning to act in it too.

The movie follows the great, great-granddaughter of Dorothy who has to learn how to use the power of her ruby red slippers to keep the Wicked Witch of the West from taking control of Earth and Oz.

The Wizard of Oz is not the only classic tale set to get a Hollywood update. Disney has reportedly splashed out millions for a new, live-action reimagining of Cinderella, penned by scriptwriter Aline Brosh McKenna. No further details on the project have been released.



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