Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey from Temple Hill and Marc Platt will produce

Nicole Kassell

Award-winning “Watchmen” director Nicole Kassell will direct New Line’s feature adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved American children’s novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” according to an individual with knowledge of the project.

Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey from Temple Hill and Marc Platt will produce. Isaac Klausner will executive produce.

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was published in 1900 and became an instant hit, inspiring thirteen additional Oz books. Considered “America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale” by the Library of Congress, it has been adapted several times to different media including the classic 1939 musical film “The Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland.

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Deadline first reported the news.

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