'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Gets Michelle Williams as Glinda

The Oscar-nominated actress will play the Good Witch character in Sam Raimi's prequel to 'The Wizard of Oz'.
Michelle Williams will play the good witch Glinda in Oz: The Great and Powerful
Michelle Williams will play the good witch Glinda in Oz: The Great and Powerful
Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams is in talks to join the cast of Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful. She will portray Glinda the Good Witch, rounding out the trio of witches including Theodorah (Mila Kunis) and Evanorah (Rachel Weisz).

Last month, we reported there was a potential power struggle between Disney execs and director Sam Raimi over the casting of an evil witch in this drama. The director insisted on casting Hilary Swank, although the studio opposed this and wanted Michelle Williams for the role. Since Mila Kunis had already locked in the Theodorah part, it was believed they were fighting over the Evanorah role. However, a few weeks later, Rachel Weisz began talks for the Evanorah role, and now Michelle Williams will play the good sister, Glinda.

Sam Raimi is directing Oz: The Great and Powerful from a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Production is scheduled to start this July in Michigan.

Oz: The Great and Powerful was released March 8th, 2013 and stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King, Tony Cox. The film is directed by Sam Raimi.



Sources: Variety

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  1. m2

    It's getting better and better.

    3 years agoby @m2Flag

  2. Nautical

    Nice pick. I think this is coming together well.

    3 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  3. Cripple

    Brilliant!

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  4. skywise

    Sam Raimi is really getting a great cast together for this. Hope is works out.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. Dan

    Now they need to lock in Rachel Weisz, and this movie is destined for something good.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  6. thedude-abides

    Excellent cast. Love Michelle Williams. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite actresses.

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  7. Dark enV

    this cast is forming nicely

    3 years agoby @dark-envFlag

  8. ejk1

    Good actress, I hope she does well in the role.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag