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Blake Lively considering Stone's Savages and Raimi's Oz

Blake Lively - who'll be seen next in this summer's Green Lantern , is the front runner for roles in Oliver Stone's Savages , and Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful .

If she were to opt for Savages , she'd play Ophelia, the companion to small-time dealers Ben and Chon (Aaron Johnson and Taylor Kitsch), in a role that was previously linked to Jennifer Lawrence and Olivia Wilde.

Benicio Del Toro also stars as a member of a fearsome drug cartel that don't take kindly to the boys working their patch.

Lively is also said to be up for the role of Glinda the Good Witch of the East in Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz prequel, which has already locked in James Franco as the title character, and Mila Kunis as Theodora.

As both are shooting at the same time, she'll have to make her mind up pretty sharpish.

The actress has come a long way since The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants ; after making a name for herself in Gossip Girl , playing against type in Ben Affleck's The Town was a welcome boost to her movie-star status.