‘Wicked’ Updates: John M. Chu’s Musical Casts Ariana Grande is Glinda, Cynthia Erivo is Elphaba

“I hope you’re happy, my friend” because the Wicked movie is starting to take shape after years of false starts. Word broke last night that Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo have been cast as Glinda and Elphaba in respectively in Jon M. Chu’s upcoming musical. Cinematographer Alice Brooks will team with Chu once again after collaborating on In The Heights. Universal is backing the adaptation of this hit Broadway show, which debuted in 2003 and has gone on to be recognized with multiple Tony awards.

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