The Wicked movie adaption gives fans their first look at Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo. On Sunday, the hit Broadway musical’s director Jon M. Chu posted two stills from the upcoming two-part film adaptation to Instagram.
“You weren’t told the whole story. What happens when you veer off the Yellow Brick Road? FIRST LOOK of the #WickedMovie … currently in production in Oz. 🌪️🧹” Chu captioned the post.
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In the first image, Erivo, 36, is shown dressed as the green-skinned Elphaba, climbing a broom and facing away from the camera.
It’s been amazing producing magic with you, the actress wrote beside many green heart emojis in her response to Chu’s post.
In the second image, Grande, 29, is seen dressed as Glinda and climbing a steep flight of stairs while sporting a vivid pink ball gown and blonde hair. The Tony-winning Broadway musical Wicked, which is based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel Wicked:
The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, will be adapted into a movie by Universal, which first made the announcement back in 2016.
Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo were chosen to play the major roles in November 2021. Jeff Goldblum confirmed his position as the Wizard while making fun of Grande and Erivo for being “very good” in their roles during a March 2023 visit on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Chu, 43, also included Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh, who will play Madame Morrible, and other cast and crew members in the photographs in addition to Grande, Erivo, and Goldblum.
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IMDb lists other cast members as Fiyero, Ethan Slater, Boq, Marissa Bode, Nessarose, Bowen Yang, Pfannee, Bronwyn James, ShenShen, Miss Coddle, Aaron Teoh, Avaric, and Professor Nikidi.
Chu also hinted at Faye Dunaway’s involvement in the movie by tagging the actress in the post, although the specifics of her part are still unknown.
Wicked: Parts One and Two theatrical releases are planned for Christmas Day in 2024 and 2025, respectively.
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