Wow, the wicked witch in Oz: The Great and Powerful is way sexier than the cackling Margaret Hamilton version in the original Wizard of Oz.
I don’t know that we actually know WHO is playing the wicked witch at this point, but I’m guessing it’s Rachel Weisz. We’ll find out on March 8, 2013, when the movie hits theaters.
Disney’s fantasy adventure, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot, and that fame and fortune are his for the taking.
Then he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late.