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Rachel Weisz is being linked to the Oz prequel

Rachel Weisz is being linked to the Oz prequel

Rachel Weisz is being linked to the Oz prequel

Rachel Weisz is in talks to play one of the wicked witches in Disney's Wizard Of Oz prequel Oz, The Great And Powerful.

The Constant Gardener star would play the sister witch of Black Swan's Mila Kunis in the film directed by Sam Raimi, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The film, produced by Alice in Wonderland's Joe Roth, is set in the land of Oz before Dorothy visits from Kansas and tells how the two wicked witches war with the wizard, who arrives in Oz as a snake-oil seller, who like Dorothy has been accidentally flown away to the magical land.

Robert Downey Jr was previously linked to the project to play the wizard, but the negotiations fell through.

Oz, The Great And The Powerful is expected to be released in 2013.

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