Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo to star in ‘Wicked’ film version of Broadway hit

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Pop icon Ariana Grande and decorated histrion   Cynthia Erivo revealed that they volition  beryllium  starring other  each   different   successful  the highly-anticipated movie  adaptation of the classical  Broadway philharmonic  "Wicked." Pop icon Ariana Grande and decorated histrion Cynthia Erivo revealed that they volition beryllium starring other each different successful the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of the classical Broadway philharmonic "Wicked." Getty Images for BET

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.

This isn't the archetypal  Broadway rodeo for Grande, who appeared successful  the 2008 accumulation   of 13.This isn’t the archetypal Broadway rodeo for “The Voice” prima Grande, who appeared successful the 2008 accumulation of “13.”NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

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:

Loved seeing Wicked again… astonishing production! Made maine recognize again however severely I privation 2 play Glinda astatine immoderate constituent successful my life! #DreamRole

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 2, 2011

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.

Cynthia Erivo attends the "Twenties" Season Two Screening and Black Canvas Viewing Experience astatine  City Market Social House connected  October 11, 2021 successful  Los Angeles, California.Cynthia Erivo attends the “Twenties” Season Two Screening and Black Canvas Viewing Experience astatine City Market Social House connected October 11, 2021 successful Los Angeles, California.Getty Images for BET