Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) will join Disney’s prequel Oz The Great And Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi and starring James Franco and Mila Kunis.
According to a report, “Weisz would play Evanora, a powerful and evil witch who intends to rule the land. She is the sister of Theadora (Kunis) and tries to seduce her to the dark side.”
Apparently there was a feud over who would be cast in the role. Raimi wanted Hilary Swank, while the studio wanted Michelle Williams. Neither ended up winning.