Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo made the headlines for starring in the adaptation of the famous musical, Wicked.
Wicked’s trailer was released during the Super Bowl, that took place on Sunday, February 11, 2024. The adaptation is directed by Jon M Chu, using Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz’s screenplay as inspiration.
This upcoming film is based on the 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and features Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo and Michelle Yeoh as the main characters of the motion picture.
Its plot revolves around Ariana’s character, Glinda the Good, getting over the Wicked Witch of the West’s (Cynthia’s Elphaba) green skin and the two seem to grow closer.
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“Something just takes over me and when it does, bad things happen,” explains Elphaba and Michelle Yeoh’s character, Madame Morrible tells her that as soon as she learns to harness her emotions, ‘sky is the limit.’
The film’s events are a precedence to the Oz that Dorothy encounters and are much more inspired from the Broadway musical of the novel.
Wicked is set to reveal the origin stories of both the witches as Elphaba states in a scene from the trailer, “It’s the Wizard who should be afraid of me,” while the trailer also gives a sneak peek into a snapshot of Dorothy.
Jeff Goldblum who portrays the character of the Wizard of Oz in the film can be heard saying in the trailer, “The best way to bring folks together is to give them a real good enemy,” hinting that Elphaba might just be the antagonist of the film.
According to Universal Pictures, the musical adaptation is set to hit the big screens on Thanksgiving, that is, on November 28, 2024.
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