It turns out that the Wicked Witch of the West is not so bad
Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is A musical that has been triumphing wherever it goes for more than two decades. Based on the novel Wicked: Memoirs of a Wicked Witch by Gregory Maguire, who tells a parallel story to the events narrated in the literary classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, and in the film The Wizard of Oznow it will also have its version in theaters.
Directed by filmmaker Jon M. Chu (Crazy millionaires, In a neighborhood of New York), Wicked will star Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande alongside Michelle Yeoh and Jeff Goldblum and will be the first part of two films that They will arrive on November 29, 2024 and in 2025 respectively. During the Super Bowl we were able to see the first trailer for it.
Synopsis and cast of Wicked
Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Ozstars the stunning Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner Cynthia Erivo (Harrietthe Broadway musical The color purple) in the role of Elphaba, a young woman misunderstood by her unusual green color of skin that has not yet discovered its true power, and by the multi-Grammy and platinum-selling global superstar, Ariana Grandeplaying Glinda, a popular young woman marked by her privileges and her ambition that she has not yet discovered your true passion.
The two meet as students at Shiz University in the fantastic Land of Oz and forge a relationship. unusual but deep friendship. After an encounter with the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. With her unwavering desire for popularity, Glinda is seduced by power, while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself and those around her will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. The extraordinary adventures of both in Oz will end up leading them to fulfill their respective destinies as Glinda, the Good Witch, and the Wicked Witch of the West.
The film also features Oscar winner in its cast Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible, the imposing principal of Shiz University; Jonathan Bailey (The Bridgertons, Route companions) giving life to Fiyero, a carefree and scoundrel prince; Tony nominee Ethan Slater (the Broadway musical of sponge Bob) as Boq, an altruistic munchkin student; Marissa Bode in her big screen debut as Nessarose, Elphaba’s beloved sister; and pop culture icon Jeff Goldblum become none other than the legendary Wizard of Oz.
The cast of characters includes Pfannee and ShenShen, two conniving compatriots of Glinda’s played by Emmy nominee Bowen Yang (Saturday night Live) and by Bronwyn James (Harlots: Courtesans), in addition to a new character created for the movieMiss Coddle, played by Tony nominee Keala Settle (the great showman).
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