Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo to star in the movie adaptation of Wicked
Wicked is hands down one of the best musicals of all time and a movie version has been on the cards for a while but at last they have cast the two main roles and we are gagged.
In the role of the Good Witch Glinda we have none other than Ariana Grande and taking on the real challenge is Cynthia Erivo who will be realising Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West.
Already there have been naysayers (racists) who for some reason think that a black skinned girl shouldn’t play the green skinned Witch but let’s be honest, there is seriously no viable response to such nonsense.
The movie will be be directed by Jon M. Chu, the filmmaker known for Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights, who we think will do a sterling job of helming the movie adaptation of the Wizard of Oz spin-off musical.
We will leave it to Ariana Grande to show the class that is required at an amazing time like this who said in a social media post: “Dear Cynthia, honoured doesn’t even begin to cover it. I cannot wait to hug you. See you in Oz. All my love, Ari.”
For those of you that need reminding, here is Idina Menzel singing Defying Gravity. We cannot wait to hear what Cynthia does with the role.