Zach Braff emerges from the Scrubs of Oz


The very talented but underutilized Zach Braff (“Scrubs”, “Garden State”, “The Last Kiss”, “Fletch Won”) has joined Sam Raimi’s terrific-sounding “Wizard of Oz” prequel project, “Oz : The Great and Powerful”. Braff would play the loyal assistant to the title character, who’ll look, sound and act a lot like this year’s ill-fated Oscar co-host James Franco, says Deadline.
In the film, which serves as a prequel to Walter Murch’s 1939 flick,a charismatic circus magician (Franco) is treated as a powerful wizard after his balloon blows off course into Oz and the townsfolk want him to eradicate a Wicked Witch and bring peace. Mila Kunis is the bewitching Theodora, Michelle Williams will play Glinda and Rachel Weisz will play Evanora. And yes, a drool rag may be needed.