Zach Braff and James Franco team up on Disney film

Zach Braff with Natalie Portman in Garden State

Zach Braff with Natalie Portman in Garden State

Former Scrubs star Zach Braff has joined the cast of Disney's remake of The Wizard of Oz.

Mr Braff will play the put-upon sidekick to James Franco's Wizard. Other cast members include the Jewish actresses Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz.

The 36-year-old, whose middle name is Israel, previously starred in the film The Last Kiss, as well as in his directorial debut, the 2004 film Garden State.

Oz is set to be released in 3D next spring.

Last updated: 10:28am, May 27 2011