Zach Braff (Garden State, TV’s Scrubs) is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Oz: the Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi.
Braff will play the role of Frank, the loyal but under-appreciated assistant to Oz (James Franco), a charismatic circus magician who is treated as a powerful wizard after his balloon blows off course into Oz and the townsfolk want him to eradicate a Wicked Witch and bring peace. Mila Kunis will play the witch Theodora, Michelle Williams will play Glinda and Rachel Weisz will play Evanora. The pic starts shooting in July in Michigan, with Joe Roth, Josh Donen and Grant Curtis producing and Palek Patel exec producing. Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the script, with Disney releasing the 3D film March 8, 2013.
Braff was most recently seen in High Cost of Living, playing a drug dealer – a dramatic step from his slapstick comedy days in Scrubs. It’ll be interesting to see what he brings to Oz.