May 4th, 2011
09:34 AM ET
Oscar winner Rachel Weisz may soon show off her wicked side. The actress is circling the role of the Wicked Witch of the East in Disney's upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel, "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Weisz is close to signing on to play Evanorah, the evil witch who would ultimately have a house land on her when Dorothy drops by Oz. The prequel finds Evanorah attempting to rule the land and trying to draw her kid sister Theodorah — the future Wicked Witch of the West — over to the dark side.
Mila Kunis has already been cast as Theodorah in the fantasy film, and James Franco will play the titular Oz, a snake-oil salesman who encounters real magic when his balloon carries him to the mysterious land somewhere over the rainbow.
That leaves one more role up in the air, so we ask: Who do you think should play Glinda the Good Witch?
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