Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) has joined Universal's two-part film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Wicked , Deadline can confirm. She's set to star alongside previously announced cast members including Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo and Jeff Goldbum.
First introduced to the Great White Way in 2003, Wicked is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz which examines how the green-skinned Elphaba (Erivo) became the Wicked Witch of the West, as well as the sorceress Glinda's (Grande) trajectory to becoming known as the Good Witch.
Yeoh will play Madame Morrible — a cohort of The Wizard (Goldblum) who serves as headmistress of Crage Hall at Shiz University.
The musical is based on Gregory Maguire's bestselling novel, itself based on L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which was previously adapted into MGM's classic 1939 film of the same name. Jon M. Chu is directing both new installments set for release on December 25, 2024 and December 25, 2025, from a script by the stage show's book writer Winne Holzman and composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz. Marc Platt is producing through his Universal-based Marc Platt Productions, with Senior Executive Vice President of Production Erik Baiers and Vice President of Production Development Lexi Barta overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
Yeoh's Wicked casting was first reported by Variety.
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