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Disney, has finally announced the release date for ’Oz: The Great and Powerful’ starring James Franco and Mila Kunis in the lead roles.

Walt Disney has announced the release date of ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ with James Franco and Mila Kunis in the male and female lead roles. The movie is based on book of L. Frank Baum in 1939.

The story of the movie revolves round James Franco, the title character, who is a snake oil salesman and illusionist. He will be blown away by a tornado in a hot air balloon, after he escapes from a traveling circus. He will be thrown into the Land of Oz, where he has to fight against the sisters and magic, battling for the control of the land.

Mila Kunis plays the role of a good witch Theodora, who stays with her sister Glinda, played by Michelle Williams. However, Kunis joins her evil witch sister Evanora, played by Rachel Weisz, after Franco rejects her seductions.

Mila Kunis and Franco worked together for ‘Date Night’. David Lindsay-Abaire provides the script for the movie, while Sam Raimi will be the director. Franco has already worked with Raimi for three ‘Spider-Man’ movies and will next be seen in ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’.

Kunis will be seen in ‘Friends with Benefits’ opposite Justin Timberlake and ‘Ted’ directed by Seth McFarlane, the debut live-action director of ‘Family Guy’. The shooting of ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ will start in Michigan in July.

The movie has been scheduled to release on March 8, 2013.

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