Good News! The Wicked Movie Has Finally Found Its Witches
Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande are Elphaba and Galinda in the upcoming movie adaptation of Wicked
Dearest darlingest Wicked and musical theatre fans, the upcoming film adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical Wicked has finally found its Elphie and Glinda!
Oscar and Tony nominee Cynthia Erivo and global pop superstar Ariana Grande are set to lead the cast of the feature, which is helmed by In the Heights director Jon M. Chu.
Goooood Newwwws!!! The incredible #CynthiaErivo and @ArianaGrande will be our Elphaba and Galinda in @WickedMovie @UniversalPics Get ready for a match up like you’ve never seen!!! In pink and green!!! pic.twitter.com/t1eH82mCe7— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) November 5, 2021
Chu, Erivo, and Grande announced the news on social media today.
The musical, which starred Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel on Broadway in 2003, is based on the novels of Gregory Maguire exploring the origin story of one of film and literature’s most iconic characters, the Wicked Witch of West.
The musical follows Elphaba and Galinda, two enemies-turned-best friends, and the choices they make for themselves and for each other.
Lead photos from @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande