Mila Kunis lands Oz role

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An Oscar-winning Natalie Portman portrays a disturbed ballerina named Nina in this 2010 psychological thriller. After landing the lead in "Swan Lake", Nina goes to desperate lengths to fill her role as both the White and Black swan. The delicate ballerina is thrown further off balance when she perceives that a girl named Lily (Mila Kunis) is more qualified for the part.
February 18th, 2011

Mila Kunis is set to star in 'Oz, The Great and Powerful'.

The 'Black Swan' actress is in talks to Theodorah, the woman who ends up as the Wicked Witch of the West in the Disney movie, which is based on Frank L Baum's story.

Mila met with director Sam Raimi and actor James Franco - who is set to appear as the Wizard of Oz' - and all agreed she would be perfect for the role as Dorothy's nemesis.

David Lindsay-Abaire has written the script, which is based on unscrupulous showman on the run from an angry husband after romancing the man's wife.

He escapes in a hot air balloon and is swept away to the magical land of Oz, where he falls in love with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North.

He then battles Evanorah - who is destined to become the Wicked Witch of the East - and then there is nasty accident when Dorothy's Kansas farmhouse lands in Oz.

Filming is set to begin in July.