James Franco is the wonderful wizard and Mila Kunis is a witch in the new fantasy movie Oz the Great and Powerful
Oz the Great and Powerful stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a small time circus magician, who gets whirled away from Kansas to the Land of Oz. Set before Dorothy goes for a visit, it is the telling of how the Wizard of Oz came to be. Sam Raimi of The Evil Dead and Spiderman series directs the fantastical tale, which adapts the 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum’s ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.’
Mila Kunis (Black Swan) plays Theodora, the Wicked Witch of the West surprisingly enough, while Rachel Weisz (The Bourne Legacy) is the Wicked Witch of the East, Evanora. Michelle Williams (Shutter Island) will be Glinda, The Good Witch of South. The movie also stars Zach Braff (Scrubs) and Bruce Campbell, Raimi’s longterm collaborator and star of The Evil Dead franchise. Campbell will play Gore, the Dark Wizard. We’re not sure James Franco will be able to handle him…
Diggs (Franco) must prove that he is the wizard that Oz has been waiting for using his illusions, trickery and some wizardry too, while trying to figure out who is good and who is evil before it is too late.
Release date March 8 nationwide.