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Michelle Williams wins role in 'Oz' prequel
May 18, 2011, 5:10 PM EST
Variety reports that Michelle Williams has landed the
coveted role of Glinda the Good Witch in the star-studded "Wizard of Oz" prequel, "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
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According to Vulture, the actress beat out Hilary Swank for the role played
by Billie Burke in the beloved 1939
Sam Raimi will direct the film, which
also stars James Franco, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis.
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Later this year, Williams will appear in another iconic role, playing Marilyn
Monroe in "My Week With Marilyn."