Abigail Spencer joins Sam Raimi’s Oz: the Great and Powerful
Abigail Spencer has signed on to join Sam Raimi’s Wizard of OZ prequel OZ, The Great and Powerful.
The Mad Men actress will join an all star cast which so far consists of James Franco as the magician himself, Zach Braff as Oz’s assistant and Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams as three witches.
The films storyline will centre on the origins of the wizard after he is flown away in a hot air balloon and lands up in the Land of Oz, where he teams up with the good witch Glinda (Williams) to battle the two evil witches who are currently taking over the land (Weisz and Kunis).
It has been reported that Spencer will be playing a participant in one of the wizards magic shows while he’s performing in Kansas.
The film begins filming in Michigan later this month and is expected to hit theatres on March 8th 2013.