Abigail Spencer Joins Oz, the Great and Powerful


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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