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Abigail Spencer to Star in ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful’

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Abigail Spencer has been set to star in the upcoming prequel ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful’ directed by Sam Raimi.

Walt Disney has confirmed that, Abigail Spencer of ‘Mad Men’ has been set to star in the upcoming movie ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful’. It is a sort of prequel to the book, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ of 1939, written by L. Frank Baum.

Abigail will play the character of a young woman in Kansas, who likely participates in the magic tricks of Oz, before he is transported to Land of Oz through a tornado in a balloon, played by James Franco. He plays the role of a snake oil salesman and an illusionist.

Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire, provide the script for the movie, while Sam Raimi will direct the movie. The cast of the movie also include James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams.

Abigail is well known for her work in TV shows like ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Hawthorne’. She will also next be seen on the big screen in the upcoming movie ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig, which is set to release in theaters on July 29, 2011.

The production of ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful’ is expected to start this month in Michigan and is expected to hit the theaters on March 8, 2013.

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