Movie 'Oz' Looking For Michigan Actors

James Franco, Michelle Williams To Star In Disney Movie

PONTIAC, Mich. - The open casting call for extras in ?Oz: The Great and Powerful? will be held on Saturday June 11th from 11:00am ? 4:00pm in Pontiac.

Casting Associates will he handling the casting as will be looking for talent ages 18 and up, of any ethnicities to work as extras on this film.

Details June 11th from 11:00am ? 4:00pm Raleigh Michigan Studios 1999 Centerpoint Parkway Pontiac, MI 48341

Add Michelle Williams to the growing list of actors getting ready to hit the yellow brick road in the upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz: The Great and Powerful."

The enchanting actress has just been offered the part of Glinda the Good Witch, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

James Franco has already been cast as a snake-oil salesman whose balloon carries him to a magical place somewhere over the rainbow, where he goes on to become the Wizard of Oz.

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Rachel Weisz is circling the role of Wicked Witch of the East Evanorah, who, long before Dorothy's house did her in, attempts to draw kid sister Theodorah over to the dark side. Apparently it worked: Theodorah, played by Mila Kunis, eventually becomes known as the Wicked Witch of the West.

Prior to Williams being tapped for Glinda, "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively was rumored to be in the running for the role.

But Kristin Chenoweth, who played Glinda in the Oz musical "Wicked," has her own idea about who would have been perfect for the part. "I always liked the thought of Reese Witherspoon (as Glinda)," she said.

"Oz: The Great and Powerful" is set to begin filming in Michigan in July for a fall 2012 release.

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