Enable Javscript for better performance
Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo join Universal's musical adaptation of Wicked- Cinema express

Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo join Universal's musical adaptation of Wicked

The news was announced by the stars on their Instagram handles

PTI
   |   
@XpressCinema
   |   
Published: 05th November 2021
Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo join Universal's musical adaptation of Wicked

Actor Cynthia Erivo and singer Ariana Grande will star in the upcoming musical feature adaptation of Wicked.

The news was announced by the stars on their Instagram handles. "Dear Cynthia, honoured doesn't even begin to cover it. I cannot wait to hug you. See you in Oz," wrote Grande. "Pink goes good with green," Erivo wrote.

Universal Pictures' on-screen adaptation comes from screenwriter Winnie Holsman and composer Schwarz.

Set to be directed by Jon M Chu, the film is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and will tell the story of events leading up to Dorothy's arrival in Oz. Grande and Erivo are set to portray Glinda and Elphaba, respectively, in the film. In the Broadway original, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth portrayed frenemies Elphaba, who would become the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good Witch. 

Wicked, based on the Stephen Schwartz musical, is an alternative re-telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L Frank Baum's classic 1900 story of the same name, told from the perspective of the witches.

The musical was initially scheduled to open in theatres on December 22, 2021, but was removed from the calendar due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Marc Platt, the producer of the Broadway musical, will also produce the film.

Related Articles

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Poll
KGF_2

How many times did you watch KGF: Chapter 2?

Result
1
2
3
4 or more
Trending