'Oz: The Great and Powerful': Michelle Williams Our Best Witch

May 18, 2011

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After Blue Valentine and the upcoming Take This Waltz, Michelle Williams is going to take a little break from showing us how fucking depressing marriage can be with a more lighthearted part in Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful. In the Wizard of Oz prequel/origin story, she's signed on to play Glinda, the good witch--who those of you who've seen the original Oz will remember as that aged pageant lady who shows up in an orb and, like a particularly bubbly mentally ill man, keeps cheerfully freaking out about who might be a witch.

With James Franco already cast as the title character--a snake-oil salesman who eventually rises to fake wizard status--and Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz (probably) cast as the other two witches, that pretty much completes the film's primary casting. The rest of the roles will likely be filled out by whomever answers Raimi's Craigslist ad: "Opportunity for little people to meet James Franco."

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