That’s immoderate “Wicked” bully casting.
Pop icon Ariana Grande and Tony-winning, Oscar-nominated singer-actress Cynthia Erivo revealed that they volition beryllium starring other each different successful the highly anticipated movie adaptation of the smash Broadway philharmonic “Wicked.”
The performers broke the quality connected their Instagram pages.
“Pink goes bully with green,” Erivo, 34, wrote connected her page on with a bid of photos of her looking elated astir her upcoming role. Meanwhile, Grande, 28, posted a screenshot of herself and her “Wicked” co-star receiving the bully quality via Zoom from the film’s manager Jon M. Chu (“In the Heights,” “Crazy Rich Asians”).
“Thank goodness,” Grandee captioned the pic.
Grande volition play the teen mentation of Glinda (the bully Witch) other Erivo’s Elphaba, the aboriginal Wicked Witch of the West, successful the movie, which follows the relationship of the 2 young sorceresses earlier the events of the “Wizard Of Oz.” They volition capable roles originated by Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, who earned a Tony for her show arsenic Elphaba, successful the movie based connected the “Wicked” philharmonic by Winnie Holtzman, which is presently successful its 18th season connected Broadway.
The relation marks Grande’s archetypal quality connected the Broadway signifier since the 2008 accumulation of “13,” successful which the Grammy victor played the relation of gullible teen Charlotte. She besides predicted her eventual casting via a tweet a decennary ago:
Erivo, meanwhile, has been a seasoned of the theater, having received some a Grammy and a Tony Award for her enactment successful signifier accumulation “The Color Purple.” The histrion and vocalist is besides a two-time Oscar nominee for “Harriet” (2019), and earned an Emmy motion for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in “Genius: Aretha.”
The “Wicked” movie is presently slated to commencement accumulation successful the UK successful summertime 2022.