One of the biggest musical shows to hit Broadway is Wicked, and it’s getting a movie adaptation from Universal after winning over 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Deadline is reporting.
Jon Chu (Now You See Me Too) is in the director’s chair for the adaptation about how a green-skinned woman is framed by the Wizard of Oz and becomes the Wicked Witch of the West.
The ensemble cast already boasts some serious talent, including Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, Jeff Goldblum as The Wizard, and Ariana Grande as Glinda. Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale) will play Elphaba. The cast also includes Jonathan Bailey, Cynthia Erivo, Keala Settle,
Bowen Yang, Bronwyn James, and many more.
Two years ago, at the live Wicked 15th Anniversary Special, Grande took to the stage to sing “The Wizard and I” from the musical, giving us a taste of what we can expect from her performance in the upcoming films. Watch her performance below.
The movie will feature two parts, one released on Christmas Day of 2024, with the second installment arriving on Christmas Day of 2025.