Rachel Weisz To Play Evil Witch in Oz

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Rachel Weisz is in negotiations to play the evil witch in Oz: The Great and Powerful, according to THR.

The film, directed by Sam Raimi, is a prequel to the classic Wizard of Oz and is set to star James Franco and Mila Kunis.

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The movie centers on Oz, a sneaky salesman who finds himself involved in real magic when his balloon carries him into a fairytale land and he runs into real witches.

Weisz is in talks to play Evanora, a powerful witch who wants to rule the entire land.  Kunis will play her sister Theadora, whom Evanora tries to lure to the dark side.

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Rachel Weisz was born in London, England and started her film career in the 1995 Chain Reaction.  However, Weisz's big Hollywood breakthrough would come with The Mummy series.  She has since been in Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Runaway Jury, Constantine, and The Constant Gardener.

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