OK, we are officially stoked for this film. Variety reports that Michelle Williams will play Glinda, The Good Witch in Sam Raimi‘s Oz, The Great And Powerful, which already has James Franco, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz signed up to play the other leads. While no dates have been announced, Disney reportedly hopes to have production underway by the end of the year. And as big fans of Raimi (Drag Me To Hell!!) and the cast (did you see Franco and Kunis in Date Night? Or their Hills parody?), we hope so too.
The plot has Franco playing a crafty illusionist who escapes a traveling circus in a hot air balloon (loving it already). The fugitive faux-magician accidentally winds up in the witch-ruled Oz, where good ol’ Glinda is poorly treated by her evil sisters Evanorah (Weisz) and Theodorah (Kunis). Presumably, drama and hilarity ensues, with lots of loud “konk!” sound effects (a Raimi specialty) and broomstick laser blasts. Are you psyched? We’re psyched. So psyched.
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