New Line Cinema has acquired Josh Golden’s spec script “Road to Oz” which chronicles the early days of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” author L. Frank Baum.
Baum was a prolific writer who penned that famed book and its thirteen sequels. He also wrote over two dozen other books. The plan is to lock in a director ASAP, while the script itself has been nominated for the Nicholls Fellowship award to be announced next month.
Nellie Bellflower, who produced the J.M. Barrie biopic “Finding Neverland,” worked with Golden and Michael Mislove on developing the script. Bellflower, Mislove and Beau Flynn will produce the feature.