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LOOK: The First Photos of the “Wicked” Film Adaptation Are Here!

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The film adaptation of Wicked just released its first photos.

Jon Chu, who will direct the adaptation, shared photos of Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda.

 

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In the caption, he wrote, “You weren’t told the whole story. What happens when you veer off the Yellow Brick Road?”

Chu added that the film is “currently in production in Oz.”

Wicked is based on the Gregory Maguire book of the same name, and tells the unlikely friendship between Elphaba, a lonely witch left out of groups because of her green skin, and Glinda, a popular witch. Elphaba is disillusioned by the corrupt government of the Wizard, and she goes on a quest to stand up against evil. Wicked is set before L. Frank Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and is supposed to be the “origin story” of the Wicked Witch of the West.

It was adapted to the stage in 2003, directed by Joe Mantello with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

The original run starred Menzel and Chenoweth, and won seven Drama Desk Awards, three Tonys, and one Grammy.

The film adaptation of Wicked will be split into two parts, with the first half coming out on November 27, 2024. Its second half will be released a year later.

The adaptation will also star Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard, Michelle Yeoh as Madam Morrible, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Bowen Yang as Pfannee, and Marissa Bode as Nessarose. Other cast members include Bronwyn James, Keala Settle, Aaron Teoh, and Colin Michael.

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