Something wicked this way comes on Super Bowl Sunday. The first trailer for Wicked arrived, with the trailer showing off part one of a two-part adaptation of the Broadway musical.
Ariana Grande stars as Glinda, opposite Cynthia Erivo’s Elphaba in the film, which hails from Jon M. Chu. The rest of the cast includes Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Jeff Goldblum, Marissa Bode, Keala Settle, Bronwyn James, Adam James and Bowen Yang.
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Wicked is due out Nov. 27; Disney recently dated a Moana sequel for the same day. Wicked is an adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, which was inspired by Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel retelling The Wizard of Oz, which he published as Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Marc Platt and David Stone, who are producing the film, brought it to the stage when it debuted in 2003. It went on to become the No. 2 highest-grossing Broadway show of all time, behind The Lion King.
Wicked wrapped filming last month, with Chu and Grande confirming the news on social media. Wrote Grande: “I am so inexplicably thankful that we got to add so many soggy eyelashes to the collection.”
The Super Bowl remains a prime launching ground for Hollywood studios to debut first looks. This year, 30-second ads were going for $7 million. The game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers has added interest thanks to music superstar Taylor Swift, who has become a Chiefs booster after beginning a relationship with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
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