Wicked Trailer: Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo are unlikely friends in the land of Oz

The first part of the film is scheduled for release on November 27, 2024
Wicked Trailer: Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo are unlikely friends in the land of Oz

The official trailer of Wicked, starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo has been released by the makers.

Glinda (played by Ariana Grande) and Elphaba (played by Cynthia Erivo) are two unlikely friends who join hands at Shiz University where they learn the tricks of the trade to the magical land of Oz which puts their skills and friendship to the test. The story will also revolve around the important Emerald City.

Directed by Jon M Chu, Wicked is the first of a two-part film adaptation of Holzman and Schwartz's stage musical of the same name. The Broadway musical is itself based on author Gregory Maguire’s 1995 book, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.

The project adapts characters that originated in L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and were brought to life in the Oscar-winning 1939 film musical The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland as Dorothy.

Wicked is a prequel to the iconic events of The Wizard of Oz, and tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace.

The cast of the film also includes Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero, Ethan Slater as Boq, Jeff Goldblum as The Wizard, Bowen Yang and Bronwyn James as Pfannee and ShenShen, Marissa Bode as Elphaba's sister Nessarose, Keala Settle as Miss Coddle, Aaron Teoh as Avaric and Colin Michael Carmichael as Professor Nikidik.

The first part of the film is scheduled for release on November 27, 2024, while Wicked: Part Two will be released in December 2025.

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