Monday 19 March 2018

Kunis to take part in new Oz film?

Mila Kunis could be working alongside James Franco
Mila Kunis could be working alongside James Franco

Mila Kunis is apparently set for another bewitching role.

The Black Swan actress has signed up to play the Wicked Witch of the West in Sam Raimi's film Oz, The Great And Powerful, according to Vulture.

Oscar host James Franco is reported to have said yes to portraying the Wizard when he found out Mila was on board.

The prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard Of Oz, which is expected to start shooting in July, will look at the wizard's backstory and follows the origins to Glinda, the Good Witch of the North and Evanorah, the Wicked Witch of the East.

Mila, who is captivating viewers as Lily in the Oscar-nominated Black Swan alongside Natalie Portman, had apparently been considering a role in the Hughes brothers' big-screen adaptation of Akira.

She had been tipped to portray Kei, with Brad Pitt offered the lead role of Kaneda - which he reportedly turned down.

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