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Is Mila Kunis Heading To Oz?

Mila Kunis apparently is moving from Black Swan‘s understudy to Oz‘s Wicked Witch of the West, landing the role opposite James Franco in director Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great and Powerful.

Vulture reports she met recently with Raimi and Franco, who thought the 27-year-old actress would be ideal for the prequel’s Theodorah, who goes on to become the menacing green-skinned figure familiar to fans of The Wizard of Oz. Kunis’ involvement apparently cemented Franco’s interest.

Written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Inkheart), Oz, The Great and Powerful details the origins of the young Wizard, as well as the legendary witches Glinda, Evanorah and her younger sister Theodorah.

According to Vulture, Kunis walked away from a role in Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of Akira, a project that, curiously enough, Franco as linked to just last week.

Kunis, who’s in big demand after Black Swan, is a rumored contender to play Lois Lane in director Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot.

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  • http://ww.philipamoore.com Philip A Moore

    Why is it that everything has to be explained Baum didn’t even do a prequel because the story didn’t need one when he did do movie version he did it by adapting his book Queen Zixie of Ix not by writing something totally new plus he said enough in his books to explain what the readers needed to know. theses things don’t need expounded on because it takes away a lot of the mystery away from a kids book with a story that is not needed