The musical, Wicked has captivated audiences for years. Despite many rumors of a big screen adaptation nothing has ever fully materialized. Until now.
Earlier this week we got some exciting news that Wicked director Stephen Daldry was looking at Imelda Staunton for the role of Madame Morrible. There still has been no confirmation that any talks have happened or if an offer has been made. I will add that a recent Production Weekly listing does back up our report that Imelda is a person of interest. Their listing also indicates filming is expected to being in January 2021 in London, New York and Los Angeles. With the current pandemic though all production dates should be taken with a grain of salt. The film was already pushed from its 2021 release date so a 2022 release date would be most likely.
Some more exciting news that we have heard but I cannot verify further so also take this news with a grain of salt is that casting is ramping up. We have been told from a reliable source but again this is just a rumor for now, producers are interested in Dove Cameron and Lili Reinhart for the role of Galinda/Glinda the Good Witch. Lili is currently attached to the hit CW series, Riverdale and Dove is known for her role as Mal in the Descendants film series. Dove has been fancast and rumored for the movie for some time but our source hears that she is a legitimate contender for a role in the movie.
In Wicked Glinda is more snobby and mean unlike in the Wizard of Oz movie where she is portrayed in a more gentle and caring light. Glinda initially hates Elphaba (Wicked Witch) but grows to like her and they become friends. Wicked has been a hit Broadway show and theater production for years and fans have been clamoring for an adapted film version.