March 6 [13:00 EST] — According to the “Hollywood Reporter,” talks are underway that would see Snoop Doggy Dogg as the Scarecrow in an updated, hip-hop version of “The Wizard Of Oz.”
The report also notes that Queen Latifah is being discussed as the Wicked Witch of the West, Warren G may play the Tin Man, and Heavy D has been discussed as the Cowardly Lion. The “Hollywood Reporter” says that the role of Dorothy is still open.
According to the report, video director Paul Hunter will direct, and Mark Brown (“How To Be A Player”) is currently working on the screenplay.
The film will reportedly be based on the original novel, and will include music from artists who appear in the film.
No word yet on who might play the Wizard himself… might we suggest Biz Markie?