Abigail Spencer Joins Sam Raimi’s OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

     July 6, 2011

abigail-spencer-oz-the-great-and-powerful-slice

Sam Raimi continues to fill out the cast of his Wizard of Oz prequel Oz, The Great and Powerful, as Mad Men actress Abigail Spencer is the latest to sign on. The impressive cast now includes James Franco as the charismatic magician, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams as three witches, and Zach Braff as Oz’s faithful assistant. The story tells the origins of the eponymous Wizard, as Franco’s character is whisked away in a hot air balloon to the land of Oz, where he must team up with Glinda the Good Witch (Williams) in order to battle her evil counterparts (Kunis and Weisz) who are bent on taking over the land.

Heat Vision reports that Spencer will play a willing participant in Franco’s magic show while he’s performing in Kansas. On Mad Men, Spencer played the foxy Miss Farrell, schoolteacher to Don Draper’s kids and the focal point of Mr. Draper’s super serious bedroom eyes in season three. Oz, The Great and Powerful begins filming in Michigan later this month. We recently reported that Raimi will be reteaming with composer Danny Eflman for the fantasy tale. The film hits theaters March 8th, 2013.

 

Around The Web

Latest News

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DC Entertainment Confirms Tao Okamoto’s Role

She is who you think she is.

Seth Rogen Christmas Comedy X-MAS Now Titled THE NIGHT BEFORE

The new film from '50/50' director Jonathan Levine also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie.

Christopher McQuarrie Talks MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5, Easter Eggs and More

He also reveals how much CG is in the underwater sequence and if there's a 'Mission: Impossible' bible.

DOCTOR STRANGE: Marvel Eyes Rachel McAdams for Lead Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch

Marvel's magical movie opens November 4, 2016.

Hugh Jackman Teases Final WOLVERINE Movie with New Image

The actor turns to Twitter for story ideas.

Disney’s BOB THE MUSICAL Adds Composer Bret McKenzie, In Talks with Michael Chabon

Tom Cruise is reportedly still circling the lead for director Michel Hazanavicius.

Richard Linklater May Direct Jennifer Lawrence in THE ROSIE PROJECT

The 'Boyhood' filmmaker is the favorite to helm the long-gestating romance, which at one point had Phil Lord and Chris Miller attached.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II Revisited: “Who Wants to Be Decent?”

The franchise almost self-destructs in John Woo’s misguided, misogynistic sequel.

Collider Movie Talk – New SPIDER-MAN Writers, Adam Sandler, and More

The gang also talks new casting in 'Star Trek Beyond' and the continued success of 'Ant-Man' at the box office.

SPECTRE Theme Finished and Sounding “Fantastic”; Place Your Bets on Who Sang It

Odds are on Sam Smith.

Page 1 of 4,06112345...102030...Last »