We always melt for Mila Kunis in her films, it’ll be interesting to watch her melt for a change. According to NYMag’s Vulture, Mila Kunis is cast as Wicked Witch Of the West in the new Wizard Of Oz prequel. According to IMDB, the film is currently titled Oz: The Great And Powerful and is slated for release on 2013. We’re hoping Mila will play the witch, named Theodorah in the movie, as scary, green and maniacal as the villain in the original. We mean, the girl whittled herself down to a skeleton to dance ballet in Black Swan. She can at least spend eight hours a day for a year practicing her cackle to play a mythical sorceress.
Kunis will reportedly star alongside James Franco as The Wizard Of Oz; rumors suggest Mila’s joining the cast sealed the deal for Franco’s involvement. Reportedly this new take, directed by Spiderman’s Sam Raimi, will be shot from the Wizard’s perspective, explaining how he came to rule Oz and his romance with Glinda the Good Witch. Franco entered talks for the role after Robert Downey Jr. droppd out of Oz and it was subsequently passed over by Johnny Depp. We personally think Mila will be perfect in this role; even in the first film, you could tell the Witch was sort of the HBIC. We don’t know if Dorothy will appear in the prequel, but with casting this good it’ll be hard to root for that little house-dropping shoe-stealer.