The Wicked movie has been in the works for quite some time now, and fans of the beloved musical are eagerly anticipating its release. The show, which is based on Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, has been a huge success on Broadway and around the world. With so much excitement surrounding the upcoming film adaptation, many people are wondering who will star in it.
What We Know So Far
While there hasn’t been any official casting announcements for the Wicked movie yet, there have been plenty of rumors and speculation about who might be playing some of the key roles. One name that keeps coming up is Ariana Grande, who has expressed interest in playing Elphaba, the show’s protagonist who eventually becomes known as “the Wicked Witch of the West.”
Another name that has been thrown around is Lea Michele, who played Elphaba in a previous production of Wicked before finding fame on Glee. Other actresses who have been mentioned as possible contenders for the role include Emmy Rossum and Idina Menzel, who originated the role on Broadway.
As for the role of Glinda, Elphaba’s friend turned enemy turned friend again, there have also been a few names floated around. One popular choice is Dove Cameron, who has appeared in several Disney Channel productions and has shown off her singing chops on The Descendants soundtrack.
Of course, these are all just rumors at this point. There are sure to be plenty of other talented actresses vying for these coveted roles. It’s also worth noting that casting decisions aren’t just about finding someone with a great voice or acting ability; they also need to fit into the overall vision for the film.
There’s also no word yet on who will be directing or producing the Wicked movie. Stephen Daldry was originally attached to direct, but he has since left the project. Marc Platt, who produced the original Broadway production of Wicked, is still on board as a producer.
All in all, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the upcoming Wicked movie. However, with so much anticipation surrounding it, we can be sure that the casting decisions will be carefully considered and hotly debated by fans. Whether it’s Ariana Grande or someone else entirely who lands the role of Elphaba, one thing is for sure: this movie is going to be a big deal for musical theater fans everywhere.
- Ariana Grande
- Lea Michele
- Emmy Rossum
- Idina Menzel
- Dove Cameron