May 04, 2011 04:29:34 GMT
The brunette beauty is allegedly in talks with Disney to star as Evanora, the witch who lures Mila Kunis' Theodora into the dark side.
Disney has found another star to appear in "Oz, the Great and Powerful". After James Franco and Mila Kunis are officially cast as the titular character and Theodora respectively, Rachel Weisz is now reportedly in negotiations to play in the movie as well.
Deadline reports that Weisz is in talks with Walt Disney Pictures to take the role of Evanora, the evil witch who intends to rule the land. Evanora is the sister of Theodora, who lures the latter into a dark side.
Weisz has made notable appearances in 1999's "The Mummy" as Evelyn Carnahan-O'Connell, and its sequel "The Mummy Returns". She bagged a series of awards through her role in "The Constant Gardener", including Best Supporting Actress at 2006 Academy Award. The 41-year-old beauty will be seen starring opposite Daniel Craig in "Dream House".
"Oz, the Great and Powerful" tells a tale of the origins of the Wizard, and of Oz's infamous witches like Glinda, who becomes the Good Witch of the North, and Evanorah, who becomes the Wicked Witch of the East. Based on 1939's book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum, the movie has Sam Raimi serving behind the lens. Meanwhile, "Rabbit Hole" screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire pens the script, and Joe Roth ("Alice in Wonderland") serves as the producer.