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Disney and Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Begins Productions

Posted by YBMW Staff on July 26th, 2011
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Disney has announced that Sam Raimi’s “Oz The Great and Powerful” has started production and will begin filming in Michigan. They have also revealed the plot synopsis which you can read about below.

“Oz The Great and Powerful” will feature an all star cast that includes: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff and Joey King.

Here’s the official plot 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.


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