Oscar nominated director Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot) directs the big screen adaptation of Wicked, one of the most popular musicals to ever appear on Broadway.
A vivid reimagining of the classic movie The Wizard of Oz, the movie Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good Witch.
The movie follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob, Fiyero, and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember.
As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever.
A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.
Premiering on Broadway in 2003, the musical became one of only three Broadway shows in history to earn over $1 billion at the box office. Phantom of the Opera and The Lion King are the other two to accomplish that feat.
The movie and musical Wicked are both based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Stay tuned for Wicked casting news and the movie trailer, movie poster and any other news about what is surely to become the most popular movie of the Christmas season.