Robert Downey Jr. may have jumped ship on Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great and Powerful but Mila Kunis is just getting on board. The Black Swan star was slated to appear in Warner Bros live action Akira adaptation but she’s opted to tackle Oz instead. The actress will join forces with James Franco who’s set to play the title character.

Kunis will star as Theodorah, “the younger sister of Evanorah who goes on to become the Wicked Witch of the West.” Sources claim that Franco solidified his role in the film once he discovered that Kunis was up for the part. He along with the director and producers thought she would be perfect person to play the character.

In case you’re wondering who Kunis was set to play in Akira it was Kei, the gorgeous young revolutionary with whom Kaneda becomes enamored on his quest to find his disappeared best friend.

The story of Oz the Great and Powerful shows the wizard as a charlatan who’s part of a traveling circus but goes on a similar odyssey as Dorothy when he mysteriously lands in Oz. He’s a ring master who gets swept up in a tornado and lands in the mysterious world where he gets mistaken for a know-it-al

What do you think of Kunis and Franco joining forces for Akira?

Source: Vulture