According to THR Oscar winning actress Rachel Weisz is in talks to join Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great And Powerful. If she joins the film Weisz will play the villainess Evanora, a powerful and evil witch who intends to rule the land and eventually becomes the Wicked Witch of the East (the one who got crushed by Dorothy’s farmhouse).
Mila Kunis (Black Swan) has already joined the film and will play Theodorah, the youngest of the witch sisters who goes on to become the Wicked Witch of the West. The remaining witch to be cast is Glinda, who becomes the Good Witch of the North. We heard both Hilary Swank and Michelle Williams were circling a role last month, so it could very well be Glinda.
Oz: the Great and Powerful follows a circus wrangler (James Franco) who is transported by a tornado to the mysterious world of Oz. Once there he gets mistaken for a know-it-all, and eventually becomes the Wizard of Oz. Filming is set to begin in July so more casting news will be appearing over the next few weeks.