Zach Braff heads to Oz

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Zach Braff, best known for his role on “Scrubs,” has joined the cast of Sam Raimi’s Oz, the Great and Powerful, Deadline reports.

The Disney release, a prequel to the 1939 MGM musical, The Wizard of Oz, will star James Franco as a younger version of the Wizard from the original film, who winds up in Oz following a balloon accident. The cast is also set to include Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Joey King.

Braff’s role is said to be that of Franco’s character’s “loyal but under-appreciated” assistant, Frank.

Braff recently appearaed in The High Cost of Living and, at Tribeca, spoke with ComingSoon.net about his performance. Check out the interview by clicking here.

Oz, the Great and Powerful is scheduled to hit theaters on March 8, 2013.