OPI is bringing magic to your fingertips! The nail brand is set to launch a seven-piece range inspired by Disney’s upcoming film Oz: The Great and Powerful. “This collection captures the whimsy seen in the film, from glittery shades packed with white, gold, and iridescent confetti, to soft neutrals,” said OPI’s executive VP and artistic director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “The rich taupe hue (left) was designed for James Franco’s character, the great Wizard of Oz, and is sure to make a bold statement this spring.” And the antique metallic shade has a dose of sorcery built in—the lacquer features OPI’s new Liquid Sand effect, which creates a matte pebbled texture using small glitter particles. Click through the gallery to preview the entire collection, and shop the shades in stores starting in March for $9 each.
Disney just released another promotional clip for Oz: The Great and Powerful, the first one since July. The new one—watch it above—gives us an even better look into the Sam Raimi-directed film, which is the prequel story to the infamous tale of Dorothy and her yellow brick road. James Franco portrays the man before the wizard—a magician from Kansas who boards a hot-air balloon and gets caught up in a twister that takes him to the mysterious land of Oz. There, he meets Theodora the Good Witch (Mila Kunis), her sister Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and the incomparable Glinda (Michelle Williams). But are his powers real, or are the people of Oz just bewitched by his showy skills? And will he defeat the Wicked Witch in time to claim the ultimate treasure? Guess we’ll have to wait until the film opens March 8th to find out!
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Writer-director-actor James Franco teamed up with shoe designer Stuart Weitzman to create a series of four vignettes entitled “Walking After Midnight,” starring supermodel and Dancing With the Stars alum Petra Nemcova. The first debuted at the beginning of the month with Nemcova showing off the latest stiletto and boot styles, and now Weitzman and Franco are giving InStyle.com a first look at the entire film, which you can watch above. Inspired by the ‘80s cult classic film Mondo New York, Franco’s piece shows Nemcova striding through the largely-deserted streets and clubs of New York to a modern remake of a Patsy Kline song, also titled “Walking After Midnight,” by the band Girl in a Coma. “I had heard about Petra before the shoot, and after seeing her images I knew she would be great,” Franco told InStyle.com of working the model, who he dressed in a wedding-inspired veil and lingerie for part of the video. “She was a pleasure. She was up for anything and nothing could faze her. She has a pure spirit and great natural beauty. I’d work with her again in a second.” Watch Franco’s work in the clip above.
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Is there anything James Franco can’t do? Stuart Weitzman hired the actor-director-writer-graduate-student to create a series of four vignettes entitled “Walking After Midnight,” starring supermodel and Dancing With the Stars alum Petra Nemcova. The first vignette, called “The Backflip,” was released on the Stuart Weitzman Facebook page (watch it above), and the subsequent three will debut there as well—one every Wednesday through October. Set to a modern re-make of Patsy Kline’s song of the same name, the shorts show Nemcova wearing the brand’s signature stilettos and boots as she strides through the largely deserted streets of New York. The goal is to demonstrate that “that no matter how high the heel, Stuart Weitzman stilettos can take you from day to night,” according to a statement from the brand. (It’s true: Stuart’s shoes are really comfortable—just ask Kate Middleton!) Check out the clip above and keep an eye out for more to come.
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While New York Fashion Week is in full swing here in the good ole’ US of A, the Venice Film Festival marches on—and so do the stars! The red carpet has been buzzing with appearances by Selena Gomez, James Franco, and Vanessa Hudgens who were all present for the premiere of their film Spring Breakers. Click through the gallery below to see who else has been shining bright on the red carpet in the most romantic city in the world!
You know how James Franco seemingly can do anything? (Actor, director, student, professor, soap opera star, yadda, yadda, yadda?) Well, add designer to the list! The multi-hyphenate teamed up with 7 For All Mankind to create a capsule of four tees, each featuring prints of Polaroids he took and his signature on the left hem—and they just went on sale today. Preview the styles in the gallery (an early holiday present for your husband, boyfriend, or brother, perhaps?) and shop them for $89 each on 7forallmankind.com.
Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, and James Franco aren’t in Kansas anymore! The first teaser trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful, the prequel to The Wizard of Oz, debuted at Comic Con this week, and audiences got a glimpse of Franco as a circus magician who gets blown into a magical land, where he reinvents himself as the famous Wizard. Along the way he meets a trio of witches—Theodora, the future Wicked Witch of the West (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda the Good Witch (Michelle Williams)—who may not be convinced he’s so great and powerful after all. Watch the video to see flying monkeys, swirling tornadoes, yellow brick roads, and more. And tell us, are you excited to see the film when it premieres March 8th, 2013?
Plus, see Michelle Williams’s best looks!
Freida Pinto (in Juan Carlos Obando) and James Franco stopped by the Hollywood premiere of their new movie, Rise of the Planet of the Apes last night. “There’s nothing that’s been done like this where you have computer generated characters, the apes, that are so realistic—it’s new, it’s fresh,” Franco said, of the sci-fi prequel. Stars like Molly Sims and David Oyelowo also came out to show their support for the flick. Click through the photos to see Nicole Richie, Beyonce, Anna Paquin and more at last night’s hottest events!