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Zooey Deschanel To Assay
DG In SciFi’s OZ Thingie!!

Published at: Feb. 16, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

I am – Hercules!! Zooey Deschanel (“The Bridge to Terabithia”) will play the Dorothy Gale surrogate opposite Alan Cumming, long cast as the Scarecrow surrogate in the six-hour SciFi miniseries “Tin Man.” It’s from the Robert Halmis, who are also behind SciFi’s upcoming “Flash Gordon” series. Read more of it here.





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  • Feb. 16, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Yay for Zooey Deschanel

    by jinamina

    Will this finally finally finally draw more people to SciFi programing? I dunno...

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    This just in: "FANS GO GOOEY OVER ZOOEY!"

    by Uncapie

    BOB-A-BOOEY!

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Zooey D is HOT!

    by S-Mart shopper

    in a charming cutesy kinda way, loved her in Weeds.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    Yummy

    by tie3456

    Might take a look.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST

    For the record...

    by BabatuFerguson

    Zooey is pronounced like Zoe. Rhymes with David Bowie. Blowy showy snowy Joey.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    "DOROTHY GAAAIIIILLLLL!!!"

    by Zeldas

    Do you guys remember that from Return to Oz, when the many-headed bitch was screaming for her in that hall where her heads were kept. That movie still scares the crap out of me. Awesome for Zooey though, can't wait to see this. Now all we need is a movie version of 'Alice' the video game.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    zooey deschanel, aye caramba

    by BadMrWonka

    she is so hot! and alan cumming is hilarious. I might have to figure out which channel sci-fi is once and for all. (that's right, suck it battlestar galactica!)

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 5:45 a.m. CST

    zoe, zooey - potayto, potahto

    by Amy Chasing

    even she and Sam Rockwell couldn't save the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy movie from being only meh-worthy. had a nice trailer though

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Zooey is beautiful

    by CTU Mole

    Those eyes...Mmm. How come we don't see Alan Cumming with a nice girl? He must be such a workaholic he doesn't have the time, huh?

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    I HEART ZOOEY DESCHANEL!

    by chrth

    She is sooooooo cute. Loved her in HGTTG. The only reason I sometimes watch Bones is so I can imagine it's Zooey instead of her sister.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Hot Dorothy a new thing?

    by BizarroJerry

    Do your research, people. Judy Garland used to be hot back in the day. OK, maybe she wasn't in that particular movie, but she was in real life.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Yes, Judy Garland was attractive ... but

    by chrth

    her Dorothy was supposed to be a kid.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Oz was originally shot

    by ECUPirate71

    (20-30 minutes worth)with Garland looking attractive and even seductive, but decided to refilm with her looking more childlike and innocent. I think this will be a great adaptation that is closer to the source material.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Zooey was awesome in HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE...

    by SpyGuy

    I swear, Zooey, Bill Nighy and Stephen Fry are the only things that make that film remotely watchable. TIN MAN officially has my interest now.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Love her!

    by Howard the Duck

    Zooey Deschanel can do no wrong! Really cool girl. This Tin Man thing just went from being like every other thing that I completely ignore on Sci-Fi, to being a must watch event! Cool!

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    "closer to the source material"

    by chrth

    Uh, you know Dorothy is like 6 in the original book, right?

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Best role was Psycho ex in WEEDS.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    She was goddamned funny in WEEDS last season.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Will this be LOST GIRLS based?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Lost Girls much more interesting to do.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    The real Tim Hardaway is an ironically bigoted ass...

    by MC Vamp

    But that post was goddamn funny. Too soon? Hell no.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Woops, it's gone...

    by MC Vamp

    Oh well. I don't think it was an actual slam on gay people, merely a juvenile attempt to be funny based on real-life events. I understand the wipe out. Zooey Deschanel is one of my "Allowed Cheat" list girls (you know, the list of girls you can cheat on your girlfriend with because there's no chance of them even looking at you.)

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    mmmm Zooey

    by Lando Griffin

    her singing gives her extra points as well!

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    I feel like this is perfect casting.

    by Novaman5000

    I can definitely see her as Dorothy.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    christ...

    by VoteRoslin08

    Based on the pitch, this sounds like an f-ing nightmare, but the people jumping on board are hardly desperate.<p> I like Allen Cummings, but I realize it takes good material for him to be good, and he will sign onto almost anything.<p> As for Zooey Deschanel, I love her and she actually has a bit of momentum in her career (although I wish she'd do more 'Weeds' type stuff rather than more 'Terabithia' type stuff) so maybe this isn't the steaming pile of shit it appears to be.<p> I refuse to get excited about a sci-fi revamp of 'The Wizard Oz', because there's no way this could just be mediocre... If they do it perfectly, it could kick ass, but there are a million-billion wrong turns that this production could take.<p> Having said that, the casting news so far is pretty interesting.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Zelda

    by nalapou

    Amazing movie. and great quote. "RIGHT! Tie my legs together" lol. Jack Pumpkinhead owns Scarecrow.

  • Feb. 16, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Zooey also plays a Judy Garlandesque character...

    by Bungion Boy

    in "The Good Life." One of the best films I saw at Sundance.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Zooey should rescue her sister...

    by newc0253

    from that dogcrap show Bones. she deserves better.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Bones is a good show

    by optimus122

    Zooey's sister has awesome cans

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Mmmmmmm....Zooey

    by Kentucky Colonel

    I saw "Teribithia" last night. Awesome movie, though I expect there will be lots of uncomfortable questions on many a car ride home over the next few days. It's being marketed as a fantasy/Narnia type movie when only <1/8th is actual "fantasy time". This movie poses some pretty heavy ontological material...which is great...and I loved it!...but the shot they are using in the newspapers would have you belivev this movie takes place in a fantasy world. Hint: this movie takes place in the real world where bullies exsist and people do get hurt, physically & emotionally. This is one I'm picking up on DVD to show my child one of these days. Not for kids under 10 by any means...unless they're pretty advanced and well adjusted. A MUST SEE for everyone over the age of 12, though. Great life lessons! And Zooey....mmmmm....Zooey. My god is she just dripping lusciousness, and has been ever since "Almost Famous". Why couldn't it have been her that played Penny Lane and flashed us a left boobie? Better left to the imagination, I reckon.

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Missing paragraph

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Another reason this site is going to hell....what happened to most of my last post? Briefly...Teribithia is great, not for the under 10 crowd, NOT a fantasy movie, Zooey is awesome!

  • Feb. 17, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Zooey. Mmmmm, Zooey.

    by Itchy

    If I was Will Ferrel in Elf, then Zooey wouldve been fucked by an elf in that shower scene. God she's hawt. Nice voice on her, too.

  • Feb. 18, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Did someone say Zooey Deschanel?

    by GregoryHarbin

    I am SO there.<p>I do hope she stays on Weeds.

  • Feb. 18, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    yawwwn

    by slkboxrman

    would the PTB leave the poor wizard of oz alone !!!!!! it dont need to be reimagined, we dont care, the story is like 60yrs old.... jeeeeez

  • Feb. 18, 2007, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Zooey Deschanel Gotta Eat!

    by Cadillac Jones

    That's all I got; I got nothin'...

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