Lea Michele Is Off To See The Wizard

Ami Angelowicz / June 17, 2010

Get ready for “The Wizard of Oz” revisited. The official word in Munchkinland is that Lea Michele of “Glee” has just signed on to play Dorothy in a new 3-D, animated version of the book Dorothy of Oz. The story takes place the day after the big tornado, when Dorothy is transported back to a troubled Oz to help her friends — the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer), and the Cowardly Lion (James Belushi). She also makes a couple of new friends along the way, like Marshall Mallow (Hugh Dancy), a man made of marshmallows. Ha! And instead of a wizard, there is an evil Jester (Martin Short) who wants to take over all of Oz. I’m hoping the music will be amazing … and that Toto is coming along for the journey. Yes, I’ll be following the yellow brick road all the way to box office. [Dorothy of Oz]