It has been 5 years since Common introduced it was doing a movie adaptation of “Wicked.” After years of casting rumors, it was introduced that Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande shall be taking part in Elphaba and Glinda, respectively. Director Jon M. Chu confirmed the exciting news on Nov. 4, 2021 by sharing a screenshot of Erivo and Grande’s stunned reactions on Twitter. “Goooood Newwwws!!! The unbelievable #CynthiaErivo and @ArianaGrande shall be our Elphaba and Galinda in @WickedMovie @UniversalPics,” he wrote. “Prepare for a match up such as you’ve by no means seen!!! In pink and inexperienced!!!”
Erivo and Grande aren’t any strangers to musical theater. Erivo first rose to fame for her position within the Broadway revival of “The Coloration Purple” in 2015, for which she gained the 2016 Tony Award for greatest actress in a musical. In the meantime, Grande started her musical profession at 15 when she starred within the 2008 Broadway musical “13.” Grande has additionally been a longtime “Wicked” fan. In truth, she beforehand tweeted in 2011 about Glinda being her “dream role.” Speak about manifestation! Here is hoping extra casting information comes out quickly.
Rehearsals have not began but, however Erivo and Grande are already forming a close bond with each other. “Ariana and I’ve been assembly and chatting and speaking and constructing our personal relationship as a result of we all know that it is a sisterhood and we wish to be prepared and ready to be there for each other,” Erivo informed Leisure Tonight on the 2022 SAG Awards.