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Joey King Is China Girl in 'Oz: The Great And Powerful'

May 26, 2011 (8:33 am) GMT
The 11-year-old actress reportedly lands the role of a girl who sees her family killed by the evil witch Evanora in the Sam Raimi-directed movie.

Walt Disney Pictures has added a new actress in the cast ensemble for "". Variety breaks the news, reporting that 11-year-old has secured a role of China girl in the action adventure movie.

Entirely made of porcelain, the China girl witnesses her family destroyed by the evil witch Evanora, allegedly portrayed by . Feeling sorry for the girl, 's snake-oil salesman decides to become her surrogate father.

In such a young age, King has made several notable appearances, including starring as Ramona Quimby in "". Through the role, she won 2011 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress Ten and Under. She will next be seen in "".

"Oz: the Great and Powerful", which is recently slated for March 8, 2013 release Stateside, has take female lead role of Theodora. Meanwhile, Sam Raimi helms the project, with Mitchell Kapner providing the script.

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