Don’t get too excited, though – the movie doesn’t come out until late 2019.
It’s been almost a year since it was announced that Universal’s long-awaited adaptation of the musical Wicked will be released in December 2019, and theatre nerds everywhere rejoiced.
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But, of course, everyone wanted to know one thing: Who will be playing the show’s iconic main characters, Elphaba and Glinda, originally played by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth?
The obvious choice for Elphaba was Idina, reigning queen of Broadway and also of Frozen, but apparently she’s been told that she’s ~too old~.
“I'm not casting anybody but myself,” she said on Watch What Happens Live in January, when asked who she'd cast as Elphaba in the movie. “I'm kidding! No, I'm not really kidding. No, they've told us – Kristin [Chenoweth] and I – that we're 'long in the tooth' a little bit. But I don't know who I would choose.”
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