Rachel Weisz is a witch!

And that’s not even me getting my early morning snark on – that’s genuine, bonafide news reportage right there. Because the lovely Ms Weisz has just been cast as evil hex-hurler Evanora in Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great And Powerful, a prequel to The Wizard Of Oz.

Except I seriously doubt that the porcelain-pretty Weisz will be forced to ‘ugly up’ by her director – even if Raimi’s last film was Drag Me To Hell.

That said, I wouldn’t mind seeing a gummy Weisz sucking on James Franco’s chin. Just for the laughs, of course…