We are just a couple of days away from the March 8th release of Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, and to get you geared up for the occasion, we have the first set of soundbite videos hot and fresh as a munchkin’s behind. Whatever that means. What a disturbing thought.
The film follows Oscar Diggs (James Franco), who pulls one flim-flam too many and finds himself hurled into the fantastical Land of Oz. Franco’s co-stars include Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, and Zach Braff. The script, based on L. Frank Baum’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire.
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.
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