Rachel Weisz may be headed to the land of Oz. ComingSoon.net has learned that the actress is close to landing the role of the evil witch Evanora in director Sam Raimi’s Oz, the Great and Powerful.
The Disney release, a prequel to the 1939 The Wizard of Oz, will star James Franco as a younger version of the Wizard from the original film, who winds up in Oz following a balloon accident.
Mila Kunis is also attached in the role of Theodora, a good witch that Evanora attempts to bring to her side.
Weisz won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in 2006’s The Constant Gardener. She will next appear opposite Tom Hiddleston in the romantic drama The Deep Blue Sea.