Book to Stage to Screen: Wicked

Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Crazy Rich Asians) has joined the cast of the upcoming two-part film version of the hit Broadway musical Wicked, which was adapted from Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Playbill reported. She will play Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Crage Hall at Shiz University.

Jeff Goldblum has also been confirmed to star as the Wizard of Oz in the film, which is headlined by Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, with Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero and Ethan Slater as Boq.

Wicked will include new songs by Stephen Schwartz, with book writer Winnie Holzman penning the screenplay and Paul Tazewell designing the costumes. The Universal Pictures films are set for release on Christmas in 2024 and 2025.

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