The Origins of Oz

By  July 28, 2011

Everyone knows the story of the Wizard of Oz whether it’s from the books by L. Frank Baum or the iconic film. Oz the Great and Powerful, which just started production, tells the story of Oscar Digs (Academy Award nominee James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics who is blown away from the middle of Kansas to the Land of Oz. When he arrives he believes fame and fortune are his for the taking until he meets three witches, Theodora (Golden Globe nominee Mila Kunis), Evanora (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (two-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams). The witches don’t believe in his magic, and he’s faced with the many problems plaguing Oz’s citizens. Using his magic with a bit of ingenuity and wizardry, Oscar must find out who’s good and who’s evil before it’s too late.

Oz the Great and Powerful will be released in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.