Director Sam Raimi has cast actress Mila Kunis as Theodorah a.k.a. The Wicked Witch of the West in Oz: The Great and Powerful. Earlier this month we reported that James Franco was circling the role of Oz. Now it is confirmed that he will star in this fantasy adventure as well.

Oz: The Great and Powerful tells the origin story of Oz (James Franco) and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, Evanorah, the Wicked Witch of the East, and her sister, Theodorah, the Wicked Witch of the West (Mila Kunis).

Mila Kunis reportedly left the live-action adaptation of Akira to star in Oz: The Great and Powerful. The actress recently met with director Sam Raimi and James Franco, who both agreed she would be perfect for the part. It was Mila Kunis' commitment to the project that lead James Franco to come aboard.

Sam Raimi will direct from a screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shooting will begin this June at Walt Disney Studios.