Because Gary Busey.
In the upcoming prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz, James Franco stars as Oscar Diggs, "a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics" who finds himself in the Land of Oz, where he thinks he's hit the jackpot. That is, until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who aren't convinced he's the great wizard everyone's been expecting.
Oz: The Great and Powerful is out March 8, 2013.
Casting News of the Day: James Franco will play the Wizard of Oz opposite Mila Kunis's Wicked Witch of the West in Sam Raimi's upcoming prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful.
According to Deadline, Franco's reps closed the deal with Disney, reuniting Franco with Raimi, who directed him in three Spider-M