Ne-Yo To Play The Tin Man In ‘The Wiz’ Remake

Published: Friday 14th Aug 2015 by David

NBC’s ‘The Wiz‘ has welcomed Mr. Independent Ne-Yo to its cast!

Details below…

December 3rd will see the TV movie recreate the African-American alternative to the classic story of ‘The Wizard of Oz.’

The original ‘Wiz’ made its way to the world in 1978 and starred Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor and Lena Horne.

Now, Ne-Yo has joined its revamped version as the Tin Man, joining Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah and Common who have also signed on to star in the hotly anticipated release.

A press release announcing the R&B’s singer role in the project shared this:

Ne-Yo will play the Tin Man, who was once a flesh-and-blood woodsman but a spell put on him by the Wicked Witch causes him to lose his limbs and heart. He learns that he’s never lost the ability to feel.


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  1. Barb-wire August 14, 2015

    Will he finally show his head? Coz if not then #Pass.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) August 14, 2015

      Ew why would you want to see that?

  2. Regina George August 14, 2015

    As much as I hate to admit it, I think Chris Brown would be a great Scarecrow

  3. Jake August 14, 2015

    Why i have a feeling that chris is going to play the scarecrow it only right

  4. Jay August 14, 2015

    They said ellijah kelly is playing the scarecrow

  5. Amado Keesey September 3, 2015

    Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who also served as EPs on Hairspray. Ne-Yo will play the Tin Man, who was once a flesh-and-blood woodsman until a spell put on him by the Wicked Witch caused him to lose his limbs and heart but not his ability to feel.

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