Country: United States
Category: Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Release Date: December 20, 2019
Director: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Katharine McPhee, Lea Michele, or Nicole Scherzinger
Age Restriction: 18 years
Duration: 119 minutes
Box Office: $
The adaptation to the cinema of the musical on Broadway is now official. The show was an adaptation of Gregory Maguire's novel 'Wicked, Memories of a Wicked Witch', and has been taking hits in theaters since 2003. The story tells about the life of Elphaba, the wicked witch of the West, and Glinda, the good witch, long before Dorothy reached Oz. Stephen Schwartz was in charge of putting music and lyrics into the story, which was a success on stage.
The play, with Idina Menzel ('Glee') giving life to Elphaba and Kristin Chenoweth ('The West Wing of the White House') as Glinda, garnered 10 Tony nominations in 2004, including the two actresses, which finally took Menzel.
The rumors that 'Wicked' could be brought to the big screen have been heard for many years. Universal has finally given the green light to the project, seeing the success of 'Los Miserables' (2012). The director chosen is Stephen Daldry ('Billy Elliott') and Marc Platt will be the producer behind being in projects like 'Into the Woods'.