Vincent D’Onofrio To Play The Wizard Of Oz In NBC Miniseries Emerald City

donofrioFrom Law and Order: Criminal Intent‘s Detective Robert Goren to Film Metal Jacket to Daredevil‘s Kingpin Wilson Fisk, Vincent D’Onofrio is a commanding presence in both film and television. The presence will serve him well as The Great and Powerful Oz in NBC’s upcoming miniseries Emerald City.

According to Variety, D’Onofrio will play “the enigmatic leader of Emerald City. A man of science in a world of magic, he rules through inspiration, fear and a tenuous accord with the grand witches.”

The project will be helmed by Tarsem Singh, who directed D’onofrio in The Cell, and feature Adria Arjona as Dorothy in a darker take on L. Frank Baum‘s 1900 novel; which was later adapted as the 1938 MGM musical The Wizard of Oz.

It is currently unclear when the ten-episode series will air.