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New 'Oz The Great and Powerful' clip provides more questions than answers

Ever since the casting of Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, and Mila Kunis as the witches of Oz, eager fans of the upcoming Oz The Great and Powerful have been wondering which witch is which. Or, more specifically, which witch is the infamous evil one. The answer remains somewhat elusive as the March 8 release date approaches.

In a new clip, Evanora (Weisz) and Theodora (Kunis) appear to be arguing over the danger of Theodora’s decision to bring Oscar (James Franco) to Oz. But while many assumed Kunis or Weisz would secretly turn out to be the green-faced Witch of the West, the new clip seems to suggest that there may be yet another witch in Oz’s midst. And we’re not talking about Glinda, either.

Check out the preview — which also showcases Theodora’s powerful temper — below: READ FULL STORY

'Oz the Great and Powerful': Watch the Super Bowl teaser here -- VIDEO

Disney premiered the new teaser for their anticipated fantasy flick Oz the Great and Powerful starring James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis. The Sam Raimi-directed  film, which opens March 8, is a reimagining of The Wizard of Oz. Watch the teaser below, which gives us a glimpse of some very nasty flying monkeys. READ FULL STORY

Disney's 'Oz the Great and Powerful' super quick Super Bowl ad sneak peek - VIDEO

Oz is coming to the Super Bowl.

Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful — starring the enviably attractive medley of James Franco and Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams as three witches – is offering up a tiny online morsel sneak peek of a commercial that will show during the telecast of this Sunday’s Super Bowl game. The movie hits theaters March 8.

Check out the quick video, below, showing Franco as circus magician Oscar Diggs in a hot air balloon sucked from black-and-white hued Kansas into the vibrantly colorful Land of Oz, screaming all the way. “Am I dreaming?” he says. “You’re in Oz,” responds Kunis as witch Theodora, her long hair glistening over one eye like a ’40s glamor queen.
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'Oz the Great and Powerful' new poster shows green-hued wicked witch - but who plays her?

Oh, the sheer mystery of it all.

Check out this new poster from Disney for Oz the Great and Powerful, out in theaters March 8, showing a green, hook-nosed, black hat-wearing witch with clawed fingernails and a sneer that screams “I’M EVIL.”

Is the Wicked Witch of the West back? Disney won’t confirm which witch the demonic looking lady is, whether Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), or Glinda (Michelle Williams). All bets are on Weisz, but director Sam Raimi always has some tricks up his sleeve, so we’ll just have to see…

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Casting Net: Michelle Williams eyeing thriller 'The Double Hour.' Plus: Joel Edgerton, Barbara Hershey, Glenn Close

• Michelle Williams is in negotiations to headline The Double Hour, a thriller that tracks a maid and a former cop whose budding romance via a speed date runs afoul of a dangerous gang. The remake of the 2009 Italian film La Doppia Ora will be written and directed by Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace). [TheWrap]

• Joel Edgerton (WarriorZero Dark Thirty) is in talks for Jane Got a Gun, playing the head of a dangerous gang — they’re everywhere these days! — who threatens the criminal husband of a young woman (Natalie Portman). Michael Fassbender costars as the woman’s ex who helps her out of their tough scrape. Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) is directing from a script by first-time screenwriter Brian Duffield. [Deadline]

• Barbara Hershey has joined Insidious Chapter 2, reprising her role as the mother of Patrick Wilson‘s character. Costar Rose Byrne, director James Wan, and screenwriter Leigh Whannell are all returning. They just can’t get enough of child demon possession! [Deadline]

Glenn Close and Nick Nolte have signed on to Always on My Mind, about a former rock star (Nolte) and his wife (Close) dealing with his Alzheimer’s disease. Rock of Ages creator Chris D’Arienzo is directing from his script. [Variety]

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'Oz The Great and Powerful' banner: Which witch is which?

The three-piece puzzle that is the banner poster for Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful has been completed, but don’t expect your most essential questions to be answered. Notably, which old witch is the Wicked Witch of the West? Internet opinion was mixed when the first panel of the poster revealed a green-faced, crow-nosed bombshell striding through some haunted woods. Was it Mila Kunis? Or Rachel Weisz?

The newest reveal is not immediately helpful, as both Kunis and Weisz appear with James Franco’s wizard-to-be as he and Michelle Williams’ good-witch look skyward at some approaching danger — Twister? Monkeys? A broom-rocketed sky-writer? — while Emerald City looms in the background. Kunis wears Kate Winslet’s embarkment hat from Titanic and Weisz is dressed like a Boardwalk Empire dame, so the mystery remains. (Though Kunis’ character does wear similar boots to the Wicked Witch…)

Jump below for the complete image, and click on it three times and say, “There’s no place like home” to see a larger version. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Julianne Moore going 'Non Stop' with Liam Neeson. Plus: Chris Hemsworth, Jamie Foxx, Michelle Williams

• Chris Hemsworth has been offered the lead role in American Assassin, based on Vince Flynn’s novel series about Mitch Rapp, a troubled man who hunts terrorists for the CIA. Bruce Willis is also negotiating to play Rapp’s trainer. Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Showtime’s Homeland) will direct from a script by Michael Finch (Predators), and Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz (The Last Samurai). [Deadline]

• Jamie Foxx will star in After Prom, a comedy about high school buddies facing the rite of passage of watching their own kids go to their high school prom. Ken Jeong penned the script, and, as it happens, the Community and The Hangover actor will star opposite Kevin Hart in Foxx’s feature writing-and-directing debut, the basketball comedy All-Star, about two buddies, one a die-hard Kobe Bryant fan, the other a die-hard LeBron James fan. [The L.A. Times]

• Michelle Williams is negotiating to star in the WWII period drama Suite Francaise, adapted from the celebrated Irene Nemirovsky novel about a Frenchwoman who falls in love with a German soldier. Saul Dibb (The Duchess) will write and direct. [Variety]

• Kevin Kline is attached to play legendary Hollywood actor Errol Flynn in the dark biopic The Last of Robin Hood, about the affair Flynn maintained with a 17-year-old aspiring actress at the end of his life. Susan Sarandon would play the actress’ mother. Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (Quinceanera) are writing and directing. [Variety]

Uma Thurman is adding her name to the fascinatingly eclectic cast of writer-director Lars von Trier‘s latest cinematic provocation, the sexually-charged drama Nymphomaniac. She joins Charlotte GainsbourgStellan SkarsgardShia LaBeoufJamie Bell, and Connie Nielsen. [Variety]

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Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Sam Raimi visit EW.com's Comic-Con suite

Sam Raimi, director of Oz: The Great and Powerful, dropped by EW’s Comic-Con suite this afternoon with two of his witches, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams. The trio talked to Dave Karger about working together on the highly anticipated movie and putting Williams into Glinda’s magical flying bubble. READ FULL STORY

'Oz the Great and Powerful' Comic-Con Panel: No ruby slippers, but a green Mila Kunis? -- TRAILER

The Project: Oz the Great and the Powerful, a prequel where the wonderful wizard (James Franco) isn’t such a great guy.

He’s a con artist who gets swept away to that magical land and crosses paths with three witches: good Glinda (Michelle Williams), naïve Theodora (Mila Kunis) and more dubious Evanora (Rachel Weisz.)

The Panel: Director Sam Raimi, Kunis and Williams. The Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick moderated.

The Big Revelations: We see Glinda, Theodora, and Evanora in the normal hues of the actresses — but the final shot is of a bright green claw scratching lines in a table top.

Somebody goes green — and once you go green, you apparently go mean.

Check out the footage after the jump!

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'Take This Waltz' trailer: Michelle Williams wonders if she should stay with Seth Rogen?

The last trailer for Take This Waltz was a small masterpiece, dominated mostly by a single monologue from star Michelle Williams that served as a perfect metaphor for the dilemma her character found herself in: Stay with her husband (Seth Rogen), or indulge in an affair with a handsome stranger (Luke Kirby, of HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me).

The new trailer spells out that plot more explicitly, but it still has its charms. Director Sarah Polley’s vibrant visual style is still readily apparent. And I especially like the notion that getting a dog isn’t a starter for a kid, but a starter for a cow. Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

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