Live-Action Movie “Wicked”: Plot, Cast, Trailer & Release Date

Ariana Grande and her mighty lungs step into the role of a lifetime: Glenda the Good Witch in the live-action film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Wicked. Or, to put it another way, Ari said “yeah”.

Wearing on the big screen, the Victorious alum returns to his acting roots, having landed one of the two lead roles in the famous musical. According to Variety, the production is turned into a live-action film, with two incredibly talented actors front and center.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (the mastermind behind In the heights and crazy rich asians), Grande has been confirmed to play the role of Glinda, the Good Witch, alongside Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Cynthia Erivo, who will play Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

Taking over from the original stars of the series, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, the couple will participate in the film which serves as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, telling the story of the world of Oz before Dorothy’s arrival.

Sharing the exciting news on social media, Grande and Erivo congratulated each other on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and shared their first mutual reactions to being cast in the film.

“Thank goodness @jonmchu @cynthiaerivo @wickedmovie,” the 28-year-old wrote in the caption of her Instagram post. In a series of photos, Grande can be seen with her head in her hands, while video calling Erivo who looks equally delighted.

the Positions The singer also shared a look at a beautiful bouquet of pink flowers gifted by Erivo, with a note that read, “Pink goes well with green. Congratulations Miss A, the part was made for you. share this musical journey with you Love, Cynthia.

As for Grande’s gift, she too sent her co-star a beautiful bouquet of flowers. In her note to Erivo, it was simply written, “Dear Cynthia, honored don’t even begin to cover it. I can’t wait to kiss you. See you in Oz. All my love, Ari.”

Stephen Schwartz, who composed the music for Bad Broadway show, is about to adapt the screenplay, starring Winnie Holzman.

As for how the production’s original stars took the news of Erivo and Grande stepping into Glinda and Elphaba’s shoes, Chenoweth and Menzel took to social media to congratulate the couple, sharing some wise words and praise for their future roles on screen.

On Twitter, Chenoweth shared an old tweet from Grande where she shared her hopes of playing Glinda in the future, as well as a photo of a young Grande with her grandmother meeting Chenoweth backstage in the original production.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever been so proud. From the first day I met you, you were meant for this role,” Chenoweth wrote. “Congratulations @ArianaGrande! The best Glinda you will be with Cynthia by your side. I love you !!”

As for Menzel, the old Elphaba and Joy The star took to Instagram to share a tweet from the film’s director, who praised the couple for their roles. Additionally, Menzel featured his congratulations in his caption, which read: “Congratulations to two amazing women. May this change your life for the better forever and ever, just like for us. So much love. @Cynthiaerivo @arianagrande” .

What is the plot of “Wicked”?

The story of Bad is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Gregory Maguire, which tells the story of Glinda, the Good Witch and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West before the world knew them in The Wizard of Oz.

According to the story, the couple meet as roommates at Shiz University, where they refer simply as Glinda and Elphaba. Soon after meeting, the duo begin an unlikely friendship and must overcome various obstacles in life, including: fighting for the same love interest, different opinions on the wizard’s corrupt government, and the downfall of Elphaba.

What is the release date of ‘Wicked’?

At the moment, it’s too early to say when fans can expect Bad to touch the big screen. However, talk of the famous Broadway production getting the cinematic treatment first returned in 2012.

In 2016, Universal announced that the film would hit theaters in December 2019, but unfortunately due to production delays and the release of another musical film, Cats, the promise of the film was lost.

As for Grande and Erivo’s version of the classic, filming is slated to begin next year.

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