With Black over, Kenya Barris eyes the Yellow Brick Road. Corresponding diversityBarris is collaborating with Warner Bros. for the upcoming remake of The Wizard of Oz.
Barris will write and direct the reimagining of the film. Further details are not known at this time.
The Wizard of Oz tells the story of a girl named Dorothy who is taken to the land of Oz by a tornado. The story was first told in L. Frank Braum’s book and has been re-enacted numerous times over the years.
The film will be one of many in Barris’ journey. The creator is currently finalizing his first film for Netflix, You People, which he co-wrote with Jonah Hill and which stars Hill with Eddie Murphy and Nia Long. Barris will also lend his talent to the remake of White Men Can’t Jump, which will star Jack Harlow.