Walt Disney Pictures has released a new character poster for director Sam Raimi
’s Oz The Great and Powerful, the prequel to the Judy Garland classic The Wizard of Oz.
The film stars James Franco
as Oscar Diggs, a magician from Kansas who is carried away to Oz by, you guessed it, a tornado.
Then we have the witches — Theodora, Evanora and Glinda — played by Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams respectively. Zach Braff, Joey King, and Bruce Campbell complete the supporting cast.
Oz the Great and Powerful
hits theaters March 8th, 2013.
Here’s the synopsis for the film
“Oz: The Great and Powerful” imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking-that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting.
Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.