The smash hit stage musical Wicked it taking its first formative steps toward the movie screen. I’m told the musical’s producer Marc Platt, book writer Winnie Holzman and songwriter Stephen Schwartz have begun meeting with filmmakers. Insiders confirm that JJ Abrams, James Mangold, Ryan Murphy and Rob Marshall are among the directors who’ve met or otherwise thrown their hat in the ring. More meetings will take place when the musical’s authors come to town in the fall. The film will be made at Universal, which produced the stage musical with Platt.

This could be very good. It’ll be interesting to see how they make Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth HS/College aged, if they cast them at all.

  1. ohwellwellwelll reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    This would make my life. And they better have Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth for this.
  2. tinaalsgirl reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    OMFG. ROB MARSHALL, PLEASE!!!
  3. hello-neurotic reblogged this from thefreshestcereal and added:
    Whatever you do, please, please, PLEASE don’t fuck this movie up.
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  5. psychesoubliette reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    Love this book and musical! Exciting!
  6. prettyfancy reblogged this from unflinchingly and added:
    unflinchingly | popculturebrain ^ Umm, now I am definitely looking forward to this.
  7. sabrinasays reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    I’d LOVE for them to cast Idina and Kristin, but I feel like they look too old to play university age students. Unless...
  8. unflinchingly reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    The thought of JJ Abrams directing a screen adaptation of Wicked is blowing my fucking mind. LIKE, I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE...
  9. scullyed reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING NEWS I HAVE READ ALL YEAR. JJ Abrams?! Ryan Murphy? PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN.
  10. eyeputout reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    If they can help it, I’d prefer they find new actresses. Their voices are spectacular, but neither could play an 18 year...
  11. seekit-likesilver reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    I feel like HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG
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  13. betweenconstellationsanddreams reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    1- Without Chenoweth and Menzel there is no Wicked. This film will fail with anyone else, so they better cast them. 2-...
  14. thefreshestcereal reblogged this from colormelauren and added:
    OH MY GOD. Dear whoever becomes responsible for this, I. AM. BEGGING. YOU. Please do not cast Idina, Cheno, or any of...
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  17. heyy-britt reblogged this from popculturebrain and added:
    they MUST cast Idina and Kristin…it just won’t be Wicked without them
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