Zach Braff is in talks to appear in Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great And Powerful. According to Deadline, he’ll be playing Frank, “the loyal but under-appreciated assistant to Oz (James Franco), a charismatic circus magician who is treated as a powerful wizard after his balloon blows off course into Oz and the townsfolk want him to eradicate a Wicked Witch and bring peace.”
Best known for his work on the comedy series Scrubs, Braff’s filmography has been mostly in the indie world, most famously writing, directing and starring in 2004’s Garden State. To be honest, I’m not much of a Braff fan. Scrubs never struck me as all that funny and I didn’t flip for Garden State as much as others. Hopefully, Raimi and company have seen something in him for the role that will be worthwhile.