Walt Disney Pictures is in negotiations with actress Rachel Weisz for the Sam Raimi-directed “Oz: The Great and Powerful.” According to Deadline, the actress would play Evanora, the older and wicked sister of Theodora. The film is a prequel to “Wizard of Oz,” which revolves around the Oz’s arrival to a distant land and his encounters with the witches. Weisz was last seen in last year’s “The Whistleblower.” She has starred in several films including “The Lovely Bones,” “Definitely, Maybe,” “The Fountain,” and “The Mummy.” Other confirmed cast includes James Franco and Mila Kunis. The script is written by Mitchell Kapnew (“Into the Blue 2: The Reef,” “The Whole Ten Yards”)and David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole,” “Inkheart”). Film production will begin this summer.

  • Rachel Weisz in Talks to Join Michael Fassbender in ‘Light Between Oceans’ (Exclusive)
    Also read: Alicia Vikander to Join Michael Fassbender in ‘Light Between Oceans,’ Eddie Redmayne in ‘Danish Girl’ Weisz recently starred in the big-budget blockbusters “The Bourne Legacy” and “Oz the Great and Powerful,” so “Oceans ...
    07/9/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda join all-star cast of Paolo Sorrentino's post-Oscar project
    His follow-up, last year's Fellini-inspired Roman valentine "The Great Beauty" was as Italian as Italian can ... Donnersmarck's "The Tourist" and Stefan Ruzowitzky's "Deadfall," the better.) Weisz has a history of working with foreign crossover directors ...
    05/6/2014 - 7:37 am | View Link
  • Weisz magic: Stars of Oz the Great And Powerful looking stunning on yellow carpet
    cast a spell over the Empire in Leicester Square, London, in her strapless Michael Kors dress Actress Rachel Weisz worked her magic tonight as she followed the yellow carpet at the UK premiere of new movie Oz the Great And Powerful. The 42-year-old ...
    02/28/2013 - 8:17 am | View Link
  • I love being Wicked... Rachel Weisz shows off her bad side as the Witch in new Wizard Of Oz movie
    Rachel Weisz studied femmes ... movie based on the Wizard Of Oz. The Oscar-winning actress, who is in the running for a Golden Globe for her role as an adulterous wife in The Deep Blue Sea, plays Evanora in Oz: The Great And Powerful, a big Hollywood ...
    01/3/2013 - 10:48 am | View Link
  • Rachel Weisz Joins James Franco, Michelle Williams for Disney's "Oz, the Great and Powerful"
    Olivier Award winner Rachel Weisz will join James Franco, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis in the upcoming Disney film, "Oz, the Great and Powerful," according to Variety. The prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" is penned by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay ...
    05/18/2011 - 4:30 am | View Link
  • More
  • Rachel Weisz
    Early life. Weisz was born in Westminster, London, and grew up in Hampstead Garden Suburb Her father, George Weisz, was an inventor from Hungary.
    10/12/2015 - 5:00 pm | View Website
  • Omar Sy Cast in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST | Collider
    Omar Sy Cast in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The Intouchables Omar Sy is the latest to join director Bryan Singer's X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
    10/12/2015 - 4:53 pm | View Website
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939) is everybody's cherished favorite, perennial fantasy film musical from MGM during its golden years. It was first re-released in 1949, and ...
    10/12/2015 - 9:57 am | View Website
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Video 1987)
    Directed by Tim Reid. With Margot Kidder, Morgan Hallet, George Morris, Neil Shee. A tornado brings Dorothy to Oz. She's given a pair of magic red shoes and told that ...
    10/11/2015 - 12:15 pm | View Website
  • Oz The great and powerful movie (2013) | Online Movie News ...
    Oz The Great and Powerful James Franco, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis brave the elements in Moscow. February 28, 2013 | 1 Comment. The cast of Oz the Great and ...
    10/11/2015 - 11:39 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Movies News