Abigail Spencer Joins Oz, the Great and Powerful

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Abigail Spencer, best known for her recurring role on “Mad Men,” has joined the cast of Sam Raimi’s Oz, the Great and Powerful, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

The Disney release, said to be somewhat of 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, Joey King and Zach Braff.

Spencer’s role is said to be that of a woman who volunteers for Franco’s magical act during the Kansas-set segments of the film. The actress can also be seen on the big screen in the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens.

Oz, the Great and Powerful is scheduled to begin production shortly in Michigan and will hit theaters on March 8, 2013.

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