Universal’s massive-display screen adaptation of ‘Wicked’ has cast Broadway veteran Ethan Slater. He has been forged as Boq in the undertaking.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, the movie will have Slater join the formerly introduced solid of Ariana Grande as Glinda, Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero. Jeff Goldblum is in talks to engage in the Wizard.
The film will be a prequel to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and will explain to the tale of everything primary up to Dorothy’s arrival in Oz and the secret friendship among Glinda the Great Witch and Elphaba, the eventual Wicked Witch of the West. Boq is the intimate interest of Elphaba’s youthful sister Nessarose but he only asks her out to impress Glinda, his correct really like.
The movie adaptation will be in two elements and is scheduled for release in Christmas 2024 and 2025. It is centered on a screenplay by the musical’s guide author Winnie Holzman and Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who adapted Gregory Maguire’s bestselling novel ‘Wicked’ for the stage musical.
It will be produced by Marc Platt alongwith David Stone.