Williams Set For “Oz: The Great and Powerful”

Michelle Williams has been offered the role of Glinda in the Sam Raimi-directed “Oz: The Great and Powerful” for Disney Pictures reports Heat Vision.

This prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” tells the story of the origins of The Wizard and Oz’s infamous witches like Glinda, the Good Witch of the North; Evanorah, the Wicked Witch of the East; and Theodorah, the Wicked Witch of the West, all came about.

James Franco and Mila Kunis are already set to star as the Wizard and Theodorah. Rachel Weisz is in talks to play the power-hungry Evanorah, but her deal is complicated due to overlapping schedules with her commitment to “The Bourne Legacy”.

Last month it was reported that Raimi and the studio were butting heads over whether Williams or Hilary Swank should play Evanorah. Now, Williams would play the powerful but kind Glinda who teams up with the Wizard to defeat Evanorah.