Jeff Goldblum in talks to join ‘Wicked‎’ based on hit musical

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Jeff Goldblum is in talks to join the film adaptation of the hit musical ‘Wicked’ as the Grand Wizard of Oz.

The film stars Ariana Grande as Glinda, Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Jonathan Bailey as Prince Fierro.

Jon M. Chu (‘Crazy Rich Asians’ ‘Now You See Me 2’) directed the film adaptation of his Broadway hit after ‘In the Heights’.

Jeff Goldblum in talks to join 'Wicked‎' based on hit musical | FMV6

Original musical writer Winnie Holzman and lyricist Stephen Schwartz continue to write for the film, produced by Marc Platt (‘La La Land’), in two parts, to be released on December 25, 2024 and December 25, 2025 Northern America, respectively.

‘Wicked’ follows two very different girls – Elphaba, who is naturally green-skinned, has a brilliant mind and a fiery spirit but is ostracized at home and at school, and Glinda, who is classically beautiful, ambitious, extremely driven and popular, who becomes friends.

They struggle with opposing personalities and views, compete for the same object of affection, respond to the corrupt government of the wizard kingdom, and eventually Elphaba falls from the glory side.

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