‘Wicked’ Release Date, News & Update: Kristin Chenoweth Expresses Interest? Casts Her Choices To Play Glinda, Elphaba!

By Jeanne Anne , Updated Oct 26, 2016 07:18 AM EDT
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Kristin Chenoweth has been known as Glinda in the world-renowned Broadway musical "Wicked," along with Idina Menzel as Elphaba. Now that the play is about to have its movie adaptation with the same title, "Wicked," will the 48-year-old actress reprise the said role?

"If we're talking about someone in our '40s, of course, I'd cast myself and Idina," Kristin Chenoweth recently said at Andy Cohen's Bravo talk show, "Watch What Happens Live." The actress will be back once again in the spotlight with her new concert "My Love Better to Broadway" on Nov. 2.

She, too, was asked to be among the actresses today that would perfectly portray the roles of Glinda and Elphaba in "Wicked" movie. Kristin Chenoweth chooses Beth Behrs and Zooey Deschanel for the actresses in their 30s while she picks Dove Cameron and Lea Michele for the younger ones to star "Wicked." "But you know, I haven't thought about it at all!" she added, per Playbill.

However, there are no concrete details yet for the coming "Wicked" film, but it is now in development. "Billy Elliot" director Stephen Daldry is set to direct the movie based on the long-running Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman Broadway musical.

It was recently reported that Universal Picture announced the movie adaptation of "Wicked" back in June with a Twitter post. This surprised a lot of the Wicked Witch of the West's fans as they have been long waiting for its film version.

"Wicked" is set to be produced by Marc Platt with Universal Pictures, who are also responsible for the title's musical play. The film will be based on the critically-acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West."

It will also be written by of the stage show's writer Winnie Holzman and composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz. "Wicked" is set to be released in December 2019.

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