Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" is full of famous faces and now it has some famous vocals to match.
Mariah Carey will lend her voice to the film, which stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, in the form of a single titled "Almost Home," according to a statement.
"'Almost Home' has a message that works beautifully with the film," Carey said. "It's a feel-good record; it gives you the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love."
It's not yet known how the track will fit into the movie, whether it will play during the action or simply appear on the soundtrack.
What we do know is that Carey's label, Island Def Jam, will release "Almost Home" on February 19. Meanwhile, David LaChapelle is directing the music video, which he calls "a duet between Mariah and the movie," the press release states.
"Oz the Great and Powerful" is expected to bow on March 8.
About the movie
A preview of the predicted blockbuster movie 'Oz the Great and Powerful' which was filmed in Michigan has been released.
The movie, which stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Willams and Rachel Weisz .
Michelle Williams plays the part of Glinda the Good Witch.
James Franco plays the role of a snake-oil salesman whose balloon carries him to a magical place somewhere over the rainbow, where he goes on to become the Wizard of Oz.
Rachel Weisz is circling the role of Wicked Witch of the East Evanorah, who, long before Dorothy's house did her in, attempts to draw kid sister Theodorah over to the dark side. Apparently it worked: Theodorah, played by Mila Kunis, eventually becomes known as the Wicked Witch of the West.
An open-casting call was held in Pontiac and hundreds of Michigan residents were cast in the film which was filmed in July 2011.
The Disney film was the largest feature film to ever be shot in Michigan.