Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo play lead roles in the movie “Wicked” • Musical News

Starring in the long-awaited film adaptation evil it’s known. Ariana Grande announced on her Instagram that she will be playing the role of Glinda. Cynthia Erivo (known from Violet) becomes the green witch Elphaba. The film is directed by John M Choo, who was previously responsible for editing the film in the heights. Wicked will begin filming next June at the newly opened Sky Studios in Elstree, UK.

Universal has been working on this movie adaptation since 2004, which was initially supposed to be directed by Stephen Daldry (ao Billy Elliot), but this was left due to a creative difference of opinion. Cho stated in a previous interview that the film, more than the musical, would confirm the relationship between Glenda and Elfaba. Composer Stephen Schwartz noted that a number of new songs have also been written for the film.

evil It is an adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s novel, “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch in the West” and builds on the famous story “The Wizard of Oz”. The Broadway version contains music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and texts by Winnie Holzman.

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