Funny man Zach Braff, famous for his starring role in TV hit “Scrubs”, has signed on to Sam Raimi’s Oz: the Great and Powerful.
Deadline reports that Braff will play Frank, “the loyal but under-appreciated assistant to Oz” (to be played by James Franco.)
Also starring Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams (who signed on after weeks of speculation), this retelling of the classic story follows a charismatic circus magician who is treated as a powerful wizard after his balloon blows off course into Oz.
There he meets the three Witches who run the colourful land – Glinda the Good Witch (Williams); Evanorah, the Wicked Witch of the East (Weisz); and her younger sister Theodorah (Kunis), who falls for and is spurned by Oz, eventually becoming the Wicked Witch of the West.
Braff’s resume is a little hit and miss when it comes to the big screen. He starred in indie favourite Garden State back in 2004, alongside Natalie Portman, and then box office dud The Last Kiss in 2006. Since then, Braff has voiced several video games as the cartoon character Chicken Little, and starred in The High Cost of Living, which premièred at 2010′s Toronto Film Festival. His first play “All New People” opens off-Broadway in July.