Rachel Weisz in Talks to Join Mila Kunis in Disney’s ‘Oz’ Prequel
In March, it was confirmed that Mila Kunis had been signed to play one of three witches in Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, a prequel to the classic 1930′s film The Wizard of Oz.Now, sources say that actress Rachel Weisz is in talks possibly to co-star alongside Kunis as one of the other witches.
Oz: The Great and Powerful takes place before the L. Frank Baum tale, and chronicles the witches’ war with the Wizard (played by James Franco,) who doesn’t start off so “great and powerful” – in fact, he’s a snake-oil salesman.
The deal with Weisz has yet to become official, so we will keep you posted as news develops. Disney’s Oz is expected to be released in theaters sometime in 2013.